Commander's Cross with Swords, 2nd Type. Breast Badge 84x57 mm, gilt Silver and white enamel, obverse centre with convex phoenix rising from the flames, crossed swords between the cross's arms, reverse medallion with royal monogram "G" (for king George II, from 1936), crown suspension, circular ring and tapering ribbon ring, original, neck ribbon with gilt hook and eyelet. A rare decoration, with nice patina and in very fine condition, identical to the piece illustrated in: G. J. Beldecos: "Hellenic Orders and Medals", Athens, Hellenic War Museum, 1991, plate 43. I R!
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