The Finnish Olympic Cross of Merit (1st class)
Category: Medals, decorations and coins
Vol. of production (copies):
Year of prod.: 1951–1952
Object number: 0521:012
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Method of prod.: industrial
Material: silver, gilded, enamelled; textile ribbon
Measurements: height 7.5 cm; width 5.2 cm
Description: Blue and white ribbon, worn as pendant around the neck. White five-armed cross and the Finnish Lion. In the middle of the cross on the obverse the Olympic rings, on the reverse the year 1952.
Other information: The Finnish Olympic Cross of Merit and Medal of Merit were instituted by the President of the Republic on 21 July 1951. They were awarded for distinguished service for the Helsinki Olympic Games. The Cross of Merit, First Class was awarded to 116 Finnish citizens and 167 foreign nationals.