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Antonio Prieto

CAPE VERDE

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The Military Medal modalities (2005)

a) Estrela de Honra das Forças Armadas / Medal of the Honour Star of the Armed Forces

b) Virtudes Militares / Military Virtues Medal

c) Serviços Relevantes / Relevant Services Medal

d) Comportamento Exemplar / Good Gonduct Medal

e) Medalhas Comemorativas (Medalha do Voluntário das Forças Armadas) / Commemorative Medals, at this time Volontary of the Armed Forces Medal.

All in three classes: 1st or gold, 2nd or silver and 3rd or copper

Please find attached the riibon sheet

Edited by Antonio Prieto

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Order of precedence in relation to other national and foreign decorations:

1. Amilcar Cabral Order

2. Order of the Dragon Tree;

3. "Jaime Mota" Medal of Military Merit;

4. Medal of the Honour Star of the Armed Forces;

5. Military Virtues Medal

6. Relevant Services Medal;

7. Vulcan Medal

8. Medal of Merit;

9 Good Gonduct Medal;

10 Volontary of the Armed Forces Medal

11 Foreign military medals, according to the rules,being given precedence by the alphabetical order of names in their respective countries or international organizations in English;

12 Other National Medals whose use by uniformed military, has been authorized by the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces;

13 Other foreign orders and medals

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Hi Antonio,

Thank you so much for this hard to find information.

Jean-Paul

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Vulcan Medal 1st Class and Diploma

 

vulcan.jpeg

vulcan_dip.jpeg

Amilcar Cabral Order 1st Class

amilcar_cabral.jpg

"Jaime Mota" Medal of Military Merit

 

 

jaime_mota.jpg

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Wonderful info. from both posters!  Thank you.  Karhu, you actually have photographs of one of the awards being worn.  May we ask how you were lucky enough to get that?  Is it your own? :)

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Sorry Peter, not my personal medals.
I was lucky enough to found them on the following websites.

http://brito-semedo.blogs.sapo.cv/2010/07/17/

http://www.barrosbrito.com/13.html

http://soscapvert.blogspot.de/2011_01_01_archive.html

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3QazOVC1zGY/TT2xS8nLp4I/AAAAAAAAFvk/_AAynbJa6c0/s1600/COND03%2B%25283%2529.jpg

http://jorsoubrito.blogspot.de/2009/07/reluzentes-medalhas-de-merito-e-5-de.html

Amongst other valuable informations you'll get there also these pictures.

Order of the Dragon Tree/Plant 1st Class

 

dragon_tree.jpeg

Medal of Distinguished Services 1st Class

 

condecoracao_hilario_2015.jpg

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Lovely photos, Karhu.  These are very attractive looking orders too which, sadly, is not always the case with the ODM of the newer nations, where national and political symbolism often seems to over rule heraldic and aesthetic factors.  Thank you for sharing them.  The Diploma attached also gives a good idea of the sort of thing for which the Distiguished Service medal is awarde so, again, thank you for sharing that. :)

 

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You are welcome, Peter.

Here is an official portrait of the 4th President of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca (2011 - present).

The breast star seems to be an amalgamation of the two orders, Amilcar Cabral Order (left medaillon) and the Order of the Dragon Tree/Plant (right medaillon). The sash combines also the ribbon colours of the two mentioned orders.

 

Prof. Jorge Carlos Fonseca.jpg

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President Fonseca's  combined Order star [and likely insignia set] indicates an interesting continuation of Portuguese tradition.

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I can't say I like the 'combined' order nearly as well as the pieces posted earlier, but that is just me.  Interesting, as you say, that the Portugese influence is still strong post independence. 

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