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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

Package arrived 12.30 today safe and sound. Honest piece as you described so all good.

C W, UK, 07.10.2014

The goods are safely in and I am delighted. Many thanks for the outstanding handling of this order and I hope we can do many more.

M R, USA, 03.04.2009

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