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Title Order of Merit for Catholics, 3rd Class
Nationality Croatian
Period 1942
Sold

This order was awarded to Catholic civilians and high ranking officials. It is a Croatian Fascist Party (Ustaschi) award (hence the raised 'U' in the centre), rarely seen on the market as at the end of the war anyone wearing this sort of thing would have rapidly dumped it!

The ribbon would have been red and white in a triangular format, but this is no longer extant.

There is some enamel damage to the reverse of the cross. However, it has not been re-enamelled or restored in any way; it is just that the surface has split slightly and the silver beneath the damage has tarnished, giving a blotchy image.


If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : Croatian : 20th Century]

testimonials

Received it safely this morning and extremely happy with it!

S S, UK, 06.01.2010

The dirk arrived this morning and I could not be happier with it! Excellent little piece, most unusual... I look forward to doing more business with you, as finance permits; rest assured you will be highly recommended to my collecting colleagues.

C C, Australia, 15.04.2009

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