Republic of Cuba, Order of Carlos Manuel Cespedes. Grand Commander’s Breast Plate in. Plate is in good, uncleanned, condition, with the original pin and brooch present in the reverse and working properly. The central cap on the reverse is missing. On the obvserse, the bust of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes is surrounded by a blue-enamel ring with the legend: “CARLOS MANUEL DE CESPEDES / 1868″. The Cuban Order of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes was instituted in April 1926, to honour the Cuban planter who freed his slaves and made the Declaration of Cuban Independence in 1868, starting the Ten Years’ War. Cespedes acted as’First President of the Republic of Cuba in Arms’, leading the movement for independence from the Spanish and the freedom of slaves. Deposed in 1873 via a leadership coup, he was killed by the Spanish during 1874 whilst in a mountain refuge. The Order is named in his honour and was renewed and modified during 1959 by Fidel Castro. Together with the Order, his portrait features upon the Cuban 100 peso banknote. Orders, Decorations and Medals of the Republic of Cuba (Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society of America, Volume 39, 4). Thanks for watching and all the best in your collecting endeavors. The item “Cuba Order Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Grand Comander Breast Plate 1926″ is in sale since Monday, May 31, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “agbmir73″ and is located in Atizapan de Zaragoza. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Time Period Manufactured: 1919-38