Bronze medal of the Military Order of the Spanish American War. c.1898. This double sided medal features a red, white, blue, and yellow ribbon, with a white enamel cross topped by a medallion, crossed cannons, and an anchor. The ribbon loop features a perched eagle. The back of the medal features a union shield and crossed palm fronds. Inscribed "ORDER OF THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR" in period script decorated with guilloche enamel on the front. Inscribed "DUTY HONOR COUNTRY" on the back of the medal.
This extremely scarce and desirable medal measures 3 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide, and weighs 20g.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering. Inscribed as described above. The white enamel has slight losses on two of its arms near the hub.
Military Order Of The Spanish American War Medal Bronze 1898
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