Superb Original WWII Solid Silver Full Size Military Cross 1940 Dunkirk Gallantry Medal
Superb Original WWII Solid Silver Full Size Military Cross 1940 Dunkirk Gallantry Medal . A most Beautiful Original and hard to find World War II Sterling Silver Full Size Military Cross Gallantry Medal dated 1940 issue to an officer for the retreat of Dunkirk .Ornate silver cross with straight arms terminating in broad finials, suspended from plain suspension bar. Obverse decorated with imperial crowns, with a Royal Cipher to centre, silk water fleck ribbon purple and white horizontal stripes, with full pin back attachment. Reverse is plain in finish to base dated 1940. the cases in which it is issued is purple with gold border and Gold Kings Crown to centre, inside beige velvet lining to base and cream silk padded roof which is stamped Royal Mint. The box has surface marks consistent with age and genuine use, the case is in correct working order. Medal in superb condition. This item come directly from the recipients family some years ago.
Full size MC in Case in great condition with much age toning. The Military Cross is two awards away from the Victoria Cross which is the highest award one can get within the British Military just over 11,500 were issued during WWII, quite a hard medal award to obtain, issued to an Officer for the retreat of Dunkirk, mention for historical purposes only the Battle of Britain also took place at this time. The medal is made of Sterling Silver but has no hallmarks so sold as white metal. Size of medal excluding ribbon 46mm x 44mm.
Size of box 72mm x 137mm.super condition medal, case is with cuff marks, please see photos which adds to the condition report