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I am looking for more information about the shown Greek cross. I only know it is from about 1830, the time of fight for freedom in Greece. It must be short after 1830, when the connection to Bavaria began by the Wittelsbacher prince Otto becoming the Greek King.

Regards, Komtur.

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According to Prince Dimitri Romanoff's "The Orders, Medals and History of Greece" it is the Cross of the Bavarian Volunteer Corps.

Made in Bronze and in Iron.

The cross was established in 1837 and awarded to the volunteers of the Corps, of which 3545 (of 5410 in total) were Bavarians.

They were forced to resign their commissions after the September 1843 revolution.

/Michael

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:love: :jumping: Beautiful Bar :jumping::love:

In the book: "GREEK MEDALS"

by George Stratoudakis,

ISBN: 960-91397-2-8

page 13. " Cross of the Bavarian Volunteer Corps 1833.

Since the spring of 1835 the Bavarian Volunteer Army Corps started gradually

to replace the regular Bavarian troops, who were in Greece since 1833.

For the men of these Corps it was decided by Royal decree in 1837 to strike a Commemorative and Honourable distinction.

The Medal was struck in bronze and in Iron.

Meaning of the inscriptions:-

Obverse:- OTHON KING OF THE HELLENES."

Reverse:- TO THE BAVARIAN VOLUNTEERS."

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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:love::jumping: Beautiful Bar :jumping::love:

In the book: "GREEK MEDALS"

by George Stratoudakis,

ISBN: 960-91397-2-8

page 13. " Cross of the Bavarian Volunteer Corps 1833.

Since the spring of 1835 the Bavarian Volunteer Army Corps started gradually

to replace the regular Bavarian troops, who were in Greece since 1833.

For the men of these Corps it was decided by Royal decree in 1837 to strike a Commemorative and Honourable distinction.

The Medal was struck in bronze and in Iron.

Meaning of the inscriptions:-

Obverse:- OTHON KING OF THE HELLENES."

Reverse:- TO THE BAVARIAN VOLUNTEERS."

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

I am very sorry, that I forgot to thank you for this information :blush:

This was our guy:

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Very nice documents!

The Greek one is not an award document, but a document of commission as a Lieutenant-Doctor in the Greek army.

Pretty rare and unusual.

As opposed to what Kev says, based on Stratoudakis' book, this medal was never issued in iron, in my opinion.

There were 6 different medals issued in greece during King Otto's reign (1832-1862). Only two of them were not manufactured in iron at all:

-1st Assembly Members' in Epidauros medal (in silver)

-The Struggle for Independence medal (silver, bronze and iron)

-The Bavarian Volunteers' medal (in bronze)

-The Bavarian Auxiliary Corps medal (in iron and bronze)

-The Proclamation of Constitution star of Athens 1843 (in iron and bronze)

-The Proclamation of Constitution cross 1843 (in iron and bronze)

I am attaching another example of the Bavarian Volunteers' medal, without the original ribbon.

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Incredible group-to a premier regiment and OH! what a history this man had! Drool!

http://books.google.com/books?id=mMwOAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA179&dq=Geschichte++regiment+91+arzt+koenig&hl=en&ei=sFBWTMS1IsK88gbb87yQBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=orden&f=false

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