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Posted: December 09, 2006 08:01 pm
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Hallo Carol I & b737 :D

thanks for the very quick replies, with regard the two silver ones, one with ball ring mount and the other with hoop mount any ideas as to if originals? or WW2 era??

I would also like to know a little about the criteria for the awarding the cross, was it strictly an "Other Ranks" award, seperate from Officers?

And do the three have any individual monetary value as such?

Kevin in Deva :D
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Carol I
Posted: December 09, 2006 08:18 pm
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QUOTE (New Connaught Ranger @ December 09, 2006 09:01 pm)
I would also like to know a little about the criteria for the awarding the cross, was it strictly an "Other Ranks" award, seperate from Officers?

Since WWI the Military Virtue Cross was the highest military decoration for the lower ranks (equivalent to the Order of Michael the Brave for the officers).

QUOTE (New Connaught Ranger @ December 09, 2006 09:01 pm)
with regard the two silver ones, one with ball ring mount and the other with hoop mount any ideas as to if originals?

The first one appears to have poor details on the wreath. Even the medallion seems to have an odd appearance, but it is hard to tell whether it is the result of poor execution or of damage.
(IMG:http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/111/s3600161rva3.th.jpg) (IMG:http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/8125/s3600162rut3.th.jpg)

The second one is more detailed, but seems to lack the ornamental lines in the "trough" around the arms of the cross that were mentioned earlier in the thread.
(IMG:http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/2449/s3600159rxx0.th.jpg) (IMG:http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1223/s3600163rhp6.th.jpg)
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Posted: December 10, 2006 12:04 pm
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QUOTE (Carol I @ December 09, 2006 08:18 pm)
QUOTE (New Connaught Ranger @ December 09, 2006 09:01 pm)
I would also like to know a little about the criteria for the awarding the cross, was it strictly an "Other Ranks" award, seperate from Officers?

Since WWI the Military Virtue Cross was the highest military decoration for the lower ranks (equivalent to the Order of Michael the Brave for the officers).

QUOTE (New Connaught Ranger @ December 09, 2006 09:01 pm)
with regard the two silver ones, one with ball ring mount and the other with hoop mount any ideas as to if originals?

The first one appears to have poor details on the wreath. Even the medallion seems to have an odd appearance, but it is hard to tell whether it is the result of poor execution or of damage.
(IMG:http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/111/s3600161rva3.th.jpg) (IMG:http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/8125/s3600162rut3.th.jpg)

The second one is more detailed, but seems to lack the ornamental lines in the "trough" around the arms of the cross that were mentioned earlier in the thread.
(IMG:http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/2449/s3600159rxx0.th.jpg) (IMG:http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1223/s3600163rhp6.th.jpg)

From my poit of wiew , both medals are ok !
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mihai
Posted: June 28, 2013 03:29 am
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This is other pieces of Military Virtue Cross.

It's typical WW2 issued pieces.

Mi

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