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    Which Cuban Award


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    Hello gents

    The medal below is in a group to a Belgian diplomat who was in Havana in the early 20's. It looks very much like the Cuban Red Cross Merit medal but this last one I only find on the internet with the moto "inter inimicos charitas" on the reverse while this particular medal has "inter arma charitas"?

    Thanks for the help in identifying!






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    This cross usually identified as the ORDER OF HONOR & MERIT OF THE NATIONAL {CUBAN}  RED CROSS.   Based on suspension wreath & center medallions, this one looks to be French made--with variant [incorrect] inscription.  These exist with the date 1909 in the obverse motto ring & other subtle die differences as well, especially in renditions of the Cuban arms.  Firms from Vienna to Paris, Brussels to Lisbon, Madrid to Havana, and Berlin to Rome manufactured this award--not surprizingly many design types exist.   Some include the badge superimposed on a gilt metal star!

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