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A silver cross [supposedly officer's or distinguished persons grade] for the Greek War of Independence 1821-29.  Replacement [new & wrong color] ribbon.   Many copies of the award exist.  Suspension rings usually are solid.  This one has knurled suspension ring and sharper details than usually encountered--maybe an original but private purchase or early re-strike?  Perhaps marketed as a lux version?

Royal Decree of 1 June 1834 instituted this cross for Greeks and foreigners involved in the Greek War of Independence, 1821-1831.  Greek Orders and Medals by George Dimacopoulos – 1961 provides details concerning this award.

Price--depends on vendor costs and collector demand.   I'm not aware of any recent sales for genuine pieces, 10 years ago went for $75-$200.  Copies run from $10-$50 in Athens souvenir shops.    


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You are welcome....forgot to mention that the silver cross sometimes is identified as the first class and a bronze edition of this award--so-called second class--exists supposedly designated for enlisted men and lower rank civilians.


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