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Greece 1940 Maritime War Cross with box
NEW! 1940 Maritime War Cross. Issued for minimum of 6 months active service with the Merchant Fleet. Attractive design, made in bronze by Spink and Son Ltd. in London (marked to reverse of the crown). Complete with original cardboard box of issue, lined with white cotton cloth. Lid of the case with Greek Royal coat of arms, date 1940, unique finish in form of the watermarked ribbon pattern. Great condition to all. "U" type stick-pin fastener. 39mm x 57mm. Item # Gre-36 ( 195)
$195.00
cased 1940-1944 Greek Royal Navy Campaign Cross
NEW! 1940-1944 Greek Royal Navy Campaign Cross. Issued for minimum of 6 months of active service in the Navy. Award established in December 1943. Bronze, good details. Original ribbon showing signs of wear. Swiveled crown suspension. 32mm x 58mm. Hard to find, complete with original cardboard box of issue. Maker's stamp under the lid. Nice and complete set. Item # Gre-35 (189)
$189.00
Greek 1916-1917 War Cross
1916-1917 War Cross, 3rd class - 2nd type with 'Italian-style' ribbon suspension. Blackened - silvered copper, shows age and wear. Original ribbon, blue edge stripes lightly faded to obverse. Laurel wreath is very well detailed (in comparison to the first type). 43mm x 47mm. Rarely offered cross. Item # Gre-34 *SOLD*
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Order of George I, Gold Cross (4th Class). Superb Spink of London manufacture
Order of George I, Gold Cross (4th Class). Superb Spink of London manufacture. Silver gilt, original ribbon and flawless enamels. Crosses by Spink have typically very thin planchet (about 2mm) and featured unique crown details when compared to the Greek, Austrian, French or German made insignia. Cross measures 35mm in width, crown is 25mm wide. Original ribbon, excellent condition to all. Item # Gre-33 *SOLD*
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Greek Greece Hellenic Red Cross medal 1940 1941 WW2

Medal of the Hellenic Red Cross with War Decoration 1940-1941. Bronze, enamels (intact). Complete with ribbon (soiled). Medal shows slight wear but overall very good condition. 30.3mm dia. Item # Rdc-134  (118)

$118.00
Greek Cross of Valour
Greek Cross of Valour. This rare award was first issued in 1913. Initially ranked as an order and was the highest war decoration. After the Turkish War, decoration ceased to exist (1922). Re-established in 1940. Generally issued to army officers. Presented here is the gold cross (2nd class) of the award. Original case of issue by 'ΑΝΑΓΝΩΕΤΟΠΟΥΑΟΕ' (imprinted to bottom of the lid). Satin lined, fine red felt fitted for the award. Gilt cross in white and blue enamels with gilded crown suspension. Original ribbon (28mm wide). Tiny enamel chip to bottom arm (blue in the corner), som minor flaking to center of reverse. Case features Royal Hellenic crown - gold embossed to lid. 51mm x 30.5mm. Hard to find, especially in this condition. Item # Gre-30 (325)
$ 325.00
Greece 1946 War Cross for Royal Gandarmerie.
1946 War Cross for Royal Gandarmerie. Oxidized bronze (or copper), complete with original ribbon and crown suspension. 61mm x 40mm. Shows some wear, overall good or better condition. These crosses are not commonly found. Item # Gre-29 (78)
$ 78.00
Greek Police Silver Medal of Merit 1967 type
Police Silver Medal of Merit 1967 type. Typical quality, ribbon not original. Fairly hard to find. 55mm x 37mm. Item # Gre-28 (65)
$65.00
Greece Order of Honour, Knight 'Gold' Cross.
Order of Honour, Knight 'Gold' Cross. Relatively new award, mostly issued to Military. Complete with original box of issue. Cross in very good condition, case shows slight wear. 37.5mm wide. Very attractive design. Original ribbon and locking type fastening pin. Maker marked on the case (stamped inside) - looks like 'AMTICA'. Hard to find Order in this lighter blue version. Item # Gre-27 (145)
$145.00
Greece/Ionian Islands 1933 Medal E.O.E. ΣΠETΣΩN 8-9-1933 ΩΣ MEΓΑ TO THΣ OAΛAΣΣΗΣ KPATOΣ
Greece/Ionian Islands 1933 Medal. We could not find it in our reference materials. Medal has some interesting details, silvered bronze. Designer/maker marked. Reverse inscriptions: 'E.O.E. ΣΠETΣΩN 8-9-1933 ΩΣ MEΓΑ TO THΣ OAΛAΣΣΗΣ KPATOΣ'. 35mm dia. Shows light wear. Interesting medal. Item # Gre-24 (80)
$ 80.00
1940 War Cross, 3rd class

1940 War Cross, 3rd class. Award in bronze with original ribbon. Greek manufacture. Hard to find. Shows age and wear. Item # Gre-6. (55)

$55.00
     
Greek 1916-1917 Cross of War, 3rd class - 2nd type
1916-1917 Cross of War, 3rd class - 2nd type. 43mm x 47mm. Item # Gre-26 *SOLD*
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Greece WW1 War Cross 1916-1917, 1st type - 3rd class
WW1 War Cross 1916-1917, 1st type - 3rd class. Silvered and oxidized cross on swivelling ribbon suspension. Excellent details. Shows light wear. Original ribbon. Hard to find award. 44.5mm x 48.5mm. Item # Gre-25 *SOLD*
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WWII Army fundraising medal
WWII Army fundraising medal.  Bronze. Such unofficial medals were struck after the Italian invasion of Greece in 1940. Attractive detailed design showing King George II and Prime Minister Metaxas on obverse, the Anunciation on the reverse. 25mm dia.  Item # Gre-14.  *SOLD*
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WW2 Maritime War Cross
WW2 Maritime War Cross. Item # Gre-16 *SOLD*
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1941-1945 National Resistance bronze medal
1941-1945 National Resistance bronze medal. Original ribbon. Very good condition. Awarded to those who fought German, Bulgarian and Italian occupants during WW2. Item # Gre-22 *SOLD*
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Greek Interallied WW1 Victory Medal
Interallied WW1 Victory Medal. Unofficial type 1 (according to Laslo's book) by 'Henry Nocq'. Beautifully detailed. Original, lightly faded (one side) watermarked ribbon. Excellent example, darkened with age. Light wear but no damage. Very hard to find type. 38mm in diameter. Item # Gre-23  *SOLD*
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Order of George I.
Order of George I. Officer's cross (4th class, actually called 'Gold Cross') in gilded silver with original ribbon and fitted case of issue. Great quality, Austrian manufacturing by Rudolf Souval, Vienne (embossed to satin lining of the lid). The Order was instituted in 1915. Off-white leatherette case with silver embossed King's monogram and silver trim. Great set, cross and ribbon in great condition. No enamel damage. Box a bit scuffed on the exterior edges, interior tear to silk hinge cover. 63 x 35.5 mm. Item #Gre-18. *SOLD*
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Order of the Phoenix. Gold cross
Order of the Phoenix. Gold cross, 1st type, 1926-1935. Two-part construction, superb details. Swiss maker Huguenin Freres & Co., Le Locle. In original fitted case with gold embossed phoenix on lid, large sticker "73" (serial number?) the back. Original ribbon. Inside hinge cover silk missing. Otherwise all in nice condition. First types are scarce, especially in original cases. Item #Gre-19. *SOLD*
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Kingdom. 1941-1945 War Star for land operations

Kingdom. 1941-1945 War Star for land operations. Bronze Star topped by a crown. Obverse wreath over two crossed swords. Reverse dates 1941-45 and list of campaigns: Aegean Islands, North Africa and Italy. Original ribbon (rarely these are found with one). Lightly worn condition (few minor scuffs). Item # Gre-7 *SOLD*

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Order of George I. Knight's cross

Order of George I. Knight's cross (5th class) in silver with original ribbon. Greek maker Konstantinians. Original fitted case of issue in great condition. 63 x 35.5 mm. Item #Gre-17. *SOLD*

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Order of the Phoenix. Commander class, 3rd type. 1949-1973
Order of the Phoenix. Commander class, 3rd type. 1949-1973. Silver gilt. Silver hallmarks to reverse, 950 silver content. Greek maker Konstantinians. Three-part construction, lightly vaulted. Pierced crown suspension. King Paul's seal on reverse. Complete with original fitted case of issue with original neck ribbon. All in excellent condition. Item #Gre-20. *SOLD*
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Air Force Cross of Merit 1945
Air Force Cross of Merit 1945. Award was issued sparingly, mostly to ground officers for various merits. Finest example we've ever had. Silvered bronze, virtually no wear to silver plating. Wonderful original silk ribbon with embroidered diagonal stripes. Swivelled crown is assembled from two parts (proper for this award). 40mm x 60mm. It would be hard to find a better example. Item # Gre-21. *SOLD*
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Red Cross medal of recognition, 1st class
Red Cross medal of recognition, 1st class (silver) 1924 type. Complete with original case of issue and miniature. Both with proper ribbons. Silvered bronze. 30.5mm and 18mm dia. Enamels intact. Full size medal shows light wear. Item # Gre-13  *SOLD*
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1916-1917 War Cross. Silvered bronze

1916-1917 War Cross. Silvered bronze. Late (2nd) type with buckle type ribbon suspension. Original ribbon, nicely toned with age. Good quality and interesting piece, getting increasingly hard to find. 42.8mm x 46.2mm. Item #Gre-12.   *SOLD*

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1940-1944 Greek Royal Navy Campaign Cross

1940-1944 Greek Royal Navy Campaign Cross. Item # Gre-15  *SOLD*

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Greece WW2 medal. Issued for 1940-41 campaign in Balkans and Greece

Greece WW2 medal. Issued for 1940-41 campaign in Balkans and Greece. Bronze class of the award. King's head to the obverse, crown atop with wreath to edge. Reverse inscribed in Greek, listing various places (Albania, Macedonia, Crete and two others), dates 1940-41 to top. Original ribbon. All in very good condition. 32mm diameter. Item # Gre-1. *SOLD*

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Greece WW1 Military Merit Medal for officers of the Army & Navy

Greece WW1 Military Merit Medal for officers of the Army & Navy. The Medal was founded in 1916 and was called the Military Medal, but after it was confirmed by Royal Decree of 30 June 1917, it became known as the Medal of Military Merit. This is the 4th class of the award which was conferred on captains and naval lieutenants. Nice design with Greek Phoenix in center, crossed swords within laurel wreath. Inscription to arms in Greek (translates to "In defence of Motherland"). Reverse is plain with lettering (meaning 'Greece') and dates 1916-1917. Marked by maker/designer to right lower corner: 'L. Sue pinx, Salonique A.A. Rivaud Sculp, 1917'. Medal in bronze, darkened with age. No damage. 40mm. Item # Gre-2. *SOLD*

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1940 War Cross, 3rd class

1940 War Cross, 3rd class. Original ribbon (hard to find). Overall patina and light wear. Very good detail. 34mm x 42mm. Item # Gre-3. *SOLD*

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Order of Phoenix, Grand Cross or Grand Officer's (Commander 1st class) breast star

Order of Phoenix, Grand Cross or Grand Officer's (Commander 1st class) breast star. 1936 type. Silver star with gilt phoenix and crown. Highly vaulted. 4 large rivets attaching crown/phoenix. Wide curved pin and side catches. Maker marked to pin (EME, this stands for 'Anagnostopoulos in Athens'). Order of Phoenix was instituted in 1926 (replaced Order of George I and was originally called the Republican Order of Merit) as award for distinguished military or civil services. Great condition, shows light wear and age darkening. 76mm in diameter. Great piece. Item # Gre-4. *SOLD*

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1940 War Cross, 1st class.

1940 War Cross, 1st class. This award (also known as Military Cross) was awarded for deeds of heroism on the field of battle. First class was rarely given to higher officers. Gilt crown and bronze cross. Original ribbon. Comes with original box of issue (very hard to obtain!). Greek-made piece (considered to be 1st type). Second type was British made with solid crown. Hard to find cross. Splendid addition to your Greek medal collection. Shows age and wear, not much damage. Item # Gre-8 *SOLD*

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Greek Cross of Valour

Cross of Valour. Item # Gre-9. *SOLD*

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1945 Royal Hellenic Air Force Merit Cross

1945 Royal Hellenic Air Force Merit Cross. This rare award was given mostly to officers for outstanding ground services and leadership during the war. Very few were issued; rarely offered for sale. Very good details; 60% of original silver-plating remains. High points show wear. Original silk ribbon with few 'pulls' but in good condition. Two-part swivelled suspension (crown). Old paper backing glued to back of ribbon. Rare opportunity to own one of WW2 purely Air Force awards. 58mm x 40mm. Item # Gre-10 *SOLD*

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