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WWII Romanian Crusade Against Communism Medal
ARTIFACT: This is a World War II Romanian Crusade against Communism Medal (Medalia "Cruciada Impotriva Comunismului"). The medal was instituted in 1942 for combat actions against the Red Army, and was awarded to both Romanian civilians and members of the Romanian military, as well as individuals from other countries allied with Romania. The medal hangs from a red ribbon with a horizontal stripe motif down the center in Romania's national colors. The front shows a bust of Romania's "Liberty" and reads "Romania Recunoscatoare" ("Grateful Romania"). The reverse is a fist holding a sword with a cross in the background and reads "Cruciada Impotriva Comunismului" ("Crusade Against Communism").
VINTAGE: Circa World War II.
SIZE: Approximately 4-1/2" in height and 1-3/16" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bronze, silk.
ATTACHMENT: Suspension ring, ribbon.
MARKINGS: P. GRANT (designer's name) on front.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWII Romanian medal collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJX14 LHEX3/14
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The medal shows only light wear and tarnish.