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UKRAINE, REPUBLIC. AN ORDER OF SYMON PETLIURA, C.1945

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Ukraine, Republic. An Order of Symon Petliura, c.1945

 

Type II. Sword in silvered tombac, mounted to a silvered zinc with black enamelled cross, type II manufactured in Germany, numbered "1398" on the reverse, measuring 25 mm (w) x 41 mm (h), intact enamels, original ribbon, extremely fine.

Footnote: The Order (Cross) of Symon Petliura was instituted on May 22, 1932 by the High Command of the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic. Confirmed by the President of the UNR in Exile, A. Livytsky, on the fifteenth anniversary of the Renewal of the Army of the UNR. In 1936, the cross was awarded to all participants in the struggle for an independent Ukraine. There were three issues of the cross: the first was issued in Poland, with the maker mark "J. Kweksilber - Warszawa" on the reverse; the second was issued in Germany; the third was issued in the United States.

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