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The Medalla "Antonio Maceo" is awarded to Revolutionary Armed Forces members, in active military service, reservists and retirees, and to friendly countries? military, who with unselfish, firm and decisive combative action had contributed to the defence, development and consolidation of our socialist homeland,

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Notice Vic has a different ribbon mounted on his example than the one shown on Lukasz's site. So I can't comfirm 100% that this is the official Council of State issue, it also lacks the name of the medal present on others.

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Weird how it works out, first you never see a medal you are trying to find for years and then in the space of a week or so this.

here is a Medalla "Antonio Maceo" on the correct ribbon.

I just need confirmation from Vic that his has a council of state reverse. fact is that unlike other medals Antonio Maceo is not on the obverse.

Regards Eddie

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The colors are not any more precise than the stripes of the ribbon-- but notice the home made versions of the other "nobody in Moscow has any in stock?" Cuban ribbons here--

Note 1, then 2, then 3 multiple piece homemade "looks good enough" Cuban ribbons on each of these ribbon bars. These remaain the ONLY ribbon bars I have ever seen with what can only be a "2nd Class" of the Medalla Fraternidad Combativa as well-- note the additional white edge stripe as found on other 1st/2nd Class ribbons.

These would REVERSE the proper precedence for what I take to be a Che Guevara Order 3rd class and the (?) Antonio Maceo Medal but those are so close together by Cuban regulations.... :rolleyes:

No idea of the NAME of the Soviet General, but the set of three ribbon bars to him came with two pairs of Cuban Lieutenant Generaal shoulder boards, a detachable cap band, and chopped off collar laurels:

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=10113

so apparently he served, at least for a time, IN the uniform of a "Cuban" General.

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The Medalla "Antonio Maceo" is awarded to Revolutionary Armed Forces members, in active military service, reservists and retirees, and to friendly countries? military, who with unselfish, firm and decisive combative action had contributed to the defence, development and consolidation of our socialist homeland,

hi, i have this medal, or order for sale if need more info please send replay best regards greg

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Closer. Note that the silvery remnants of its finish (?) are strongest around where his nose and cheekss meet. His left cheek and center of eyebrows-- highest relief pointa--are worn through to a coppery base metal.

That suggests that other similar heavy, hard medals are copper under the Staybrite finishes most have.

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:Cat-Scratch: Wow! Although in the dark 6th month of January light the "true color" of this medal is sort of "dull faded metallic," the setting afternoon sun has just struck it and in bright (COLD) sunlight the color is unquestionably totally strongly "silver!" Huh! :rolleyes:

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