Early 1920's Latvian Order of the Three Stars, Second Class

Early 1920's Latvian Order of the Three Stars, Second Class

Code: omm20012ots


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ARTIFACT: Early 1920's Latvian Order of the Three Stars, Second Class was given for meritorious service to Latvia. The medal was established in 1924 and is a white enameled Maltese cross with a blue medallion in the center bearing three stars in raised detail. The reverse shows a medallion in the center that reads: "LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA 1918.G.18. NOVEMBRIS" and surrounding it: "PER ASPERA AD ASTRA" (Through Hardship to the Stars). The suspension ring is intricately detailed resembling a wreath and the reverse shows a maker's mark: "F.M.", "875" (see photo). The medal's ribbon is a light green color with bronze or dark brown stripes.

VINTAGE: Circa early 1920's

SIZE: Approximately Medal (inc. suspension ring): 2-7/8" x 1-3/4" Full Length: 10-3/4"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enamel, gilt brass, silk ribbon

ATTACHMENT: Silk ties.

MARKINGS: "F.M.", "875" See photo.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a foreign militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MCJJX16 LFGEX3/16

CONDITION: 8- (Very FineExcellent): The medal shows minor to moderate wear and light soiling mostly to ribbon, nearly all the enamel and gilt details remain intact.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.