1929 ECUADOR NATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT SILVER ENAMELED GRAND CROSS MEDAL RARE! REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR National Order of Merit, Silver & Enamel Grand Cross, ca 1930. Sterling Silver and enamel twelve-pointed and red enamel star, the ends of each arm with four points, with yellow enamel laurel wreath woven above and below adjacent arms, with eyelet and silver-gilt oval laurel wreath and suspension ring; the face with a circular central silver-gilt medallion with a radiant sun above three Andean mountains, circumscribed’REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR'; the reverse plain silver; diameter 4,3 cm; on original yellow ribbon. The Order was instituted on 8 October 1921 as the Medalla al Mérito (Medal of Merit) and redesignated as an Order in six grades on 2 December 1929 to be awarded for extraordinary achievements rendered to the nation, both civil and military and to both Ecuadoreans and foreigners and is Ecuador’s highest award. The Order is rare and a. N absolute most for collectors! This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “cotyora52″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Ecuador
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Time Period Manufactured: 1919-38