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CHILE UNRECORDED MILITARY AWARD from PINOCHET ERA

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Hello Gentlemen,

Rarely I have to confess, my lack of documentation, but here it is.

I have recently acquired this Order from Chile. It's a large very large breast decoration, from the 1973-83 (first decade of General Pinochet as President).

The badge by itself is 63 Millimeters, with laurel suspension : 92 x 63 Millimeters,

It's weight : 60 grammes.

It's made of silver, with gliding parts (laurel between the arms). On the reverse the Small Chilean Shield, with motto : DIOS PATRIA LIBERATED 

I have visited the Fundacion Pinochet in Santiago in 2016, and I was allowed to take photo, but this medal was not in the showcases, also, not in the book issued by the Fundacion on the Awards of Augusto Pinochet.

Over the years, I have seen, and/or being offered a lot of south american Order, so I have a huge data base, but I would be happy to ear news from the GMIC Members from Chile.

Best regards to all.

    Emmanuel

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Chile Unknown reast decoration reverse.jpg

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Hello to all the Gentlemen on this forum,

When you dig, at the end you get something....so digging some information on the laws of the Republic of Chile, I got what this beautiful decoration is :

Condecoración Servicios Meritorios a la Republica ( Comendador (ie the 2nd Class), ).

Yes as a Comendador, it's a breast decoration.

https://www.leychile.cl/Navegar?idNorma=131674 

This award was instituted in 1985 by Decree (Decreto N°435) & modified by Decree N°653. It's a 3 Classes award, and the 2 spot on the white ribbon (which IS the original ribbon), are where 2, 8 millimeters stars shall have been (now missing).

If anyone in Chile has access to supply of these "stars for ribbon"....

Best regards to all.

    Emmanuel

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The original text from Decree 435, and the extract available on wikipedia.

    Emmanuel

Chile Decoration of Meritorious Service to the Republic Decree N° 435.png

Chile Decoration of Meritorious Service to the Republic text.png

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