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the finnish olympic cross of merit (2nd class)

Object:

the finnish olympic cross of merit
(1st class)

Category:

Medals, decorations and coins

Designer:

Vol. of production (copies):

Year of prod.:

1951 - 1952

Object number:

0521:012

Manuf. and place of prod.:

Commissioned by:

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.


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