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Greek Cross of Valor Neck [Commander] Badge

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Sometime ago a thread on Greek awards focused on the Greek Valor Cross--I cannot find that thread now, however.  One point involved discussion of the very rare neck badge of this award.  A GMIC member wanted to see examples of this award.  Just yesterday, a French-made one sold at auction. 

 

It realized about 4025 euros including commission.  I do not seem able to post images but they now may be located at https://www.audap-associes.com/en/lot/99922/10897573

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Photos not so fine, but cross very  nice !

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Hello Gentlemen,

I have a similar cross in my collection.

The cross is 43,5 x 50 millimeters, but total heigh with the crown 68 millimeters.

Weight : 21 grammes.

Dimension in AUDAP catalogue slightly differ, but their expert Jean-Christophe is a friend, he might have took total heigh from Bottom till middle of suspenion loop. There was such a Cross in one of the famous french auction of the 1980ies by Daniel Renaud.

My cross comes from a greek dealer.

Regards.

    Emmanuel

Greece Order Cross of Valour 1st Class 1913 obverse.jpg

Greece Order Cross of Valour 1st Class 1913 obverse center.jpg

Greece Order Cross of Valour 1st Class 1913 reverse.jpg

Greece Order Cross of Valour 1st Class 1913 reverse center.jpg

0000000000000000001 Guyana Order of Excellence List of Awards616.jpg

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This post would not be complete if i would not upload a Cross of Valour, Commandor neck badge, from WWII.

It's in metal-gilt, or silver-gilt (but no hallmarks),

Size of the cross : 41,5 x 48 millimeters. Total heigh : 70 millimeters.

Weight : 32 grammes.

Regards.

    Emmanuel

Greece Cross of Valour Commander Cross WWII obverse.jpg

Greece Cross of Valour Commander Cross WWII obverse close up.jpg

Greece Cross of Valour Commander Cross WWII reverse close up.jpg

Greece Cross of Valour Commander Cross WWII side.jpg

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And side by side, to compare size.

The WWI version at left , due to its workmanship, likely french made.

We know Godet in Berlin did manufactured the Cross of Valor smaller ranks (for WWII), but as I do not have the cases for these 2 Awards, I cannot state anything.

Regards.

    Emmanuel

Greece Cross of Valour Commander Cross WWI & WWII.jpg

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7 hours ago, heusy68 said:

Hello Gentlemen,

I have a similar cross in my collection.

The cross is 43,5 x 50 millimeters, but total heigh with the crown 68 millimeters.

Weight : 21 grammes.

Dimension in AUDAP catalogue slightly differ, but their expert Jean-Christophe is a friend, he might have took total heigh from Bottom till middle of suspenion loop. There was such a Cross in one of the famous french auction of the 1980ies by Daniel Renaud.

My cross comes from a greek dealer.

Regards.

    Emmanuel

Greece Order Cross of Valour 1st Class 1913 obverse.jpg

Greece Order Cross of Valour 1st Class 1913 obverse center.jpg

Greece Order Cross of Valour 1st Class 1913 reverse.jpg

Greece Order Cross of Valour 1st Class 1913 reverse center.jpg

0000000000000000001 Guyana Order of Excellence List of Awards616.jpg

Great Order ! 

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