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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Leopoldsorde). Military Division with 'Swords'. 3rd Class (Commander). Bi-lingual obverse legend

A substantial silvered, gilt and enamel item of insignia measuring 60mm width dimension

The insignia fitted with a full length cravat riband with ties

The Order of Leopold is the premier national order in the Belgian order of precedence. It was established in 1832

Condition: Minor scuffs on reverse GVF

Code: 18172Price: 245.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Leopoldsorde). Military Division with 'Swords'. 5th Class (Knight). Uni-lingual (pre-1952) French language legend. With silk rosette on riband

Note: This particular silvered, gilt and enamel item of insignia is of exceptional quality - an early piece from the era of the Great war if not earlier

The Order of Leopold is the premier national order in the Belgian order of precedence. It was established in 1832

This type of insignia was widely awarded to British officers during both
World Wars

Condition: About EF

Code: 18169Price: 100.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Leopoldsorde). Civil Division. 4th Class (Officer). Uni-lingual (pre-1952) French language legend. With silk rosette on riband

A silvered, gilt and enamel item of insignia, with intricate hinged supension

Note: An exceptionally fine crafted item of quality insignia

The Order of Leopold is the premier national order in the Belgian order of precedence, and was established in 1832

This type of insignia was widely awarded to British officials, diplomats and officers of the uniformed services during the World Wars

With small chip to reverse lower arm of cross

Condition: GVF

Code: 18171Price: 100.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Orde van Leopold). Military Division. 5th Class 'Officer' with uni-lingual 'French' language obverse

The quality of the insignia is exquisite and of the highest quality of craftsmanship

It is of the 'French' language obverse type as awarded during both 'World Wars'. This most likely being dated to the era of the Great War

In the Belgian 'Order of Precedence' the Order of Leopold I is the 1st ranked national order in the Belgian order of precedence

Condition: Toned EF

Code: 18319Price: 115.00 GBP


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A Cavalry Officer Casualty positively attributed 'Double Gallantry' pair of decorations, with 'Brevet' on parchment: Lieutenant Geatan Marie Albert Leon Charles Francois Thimus, Cavalry Officer, Belgian Army

The pair of medals are;

- Belgium: Order of Leopold. 5th Class 'Cheavlier'. French legend & silver 'A' Palm
- Belgium: Cross of War 1914-1918. With Albert 'A' reverse & Bronze 'A' Palm emblem

Note: Sold together with large official award certificate, this named and dated 1918, and including the 'Citation'

Important: Both awards confirmed as awarded per Royal Decree of 23 July 1918, in respect of deeds of gallantry performed on 29 March 1918, the citation in French shown below;

Quote,

Brilliant officier, tres decide et trois courageux. L'est elance a la tete de ses hommes dans un poste occupe par l'ennemi ou il fut recu a coupes de grenade. A grace a son attitude energique, rerpris ce poste au mepris des plus grand dangers, poste dans cequel il fit de nombreux prisonniers. Na pas hesite ensuite a partir a l'attaque des deaux postes suivants portement defendus, parles Allemands et ce malgre des difficultes inouies que presentait le terrain. il fit egalement de nombreux prisonniers dans ces dernieres positions.

Unquote.

In summary - the awards were awarded to Geatan Thimus, Lieutenant of Cavalry, for gallantry on 29 March 1918. Described as a brilliant, decisive and courageous officer, he personally led his men on an attack against enemy positions during which he was 'Wounded' in the head by an exploding grenade. In spite of considerable obstacles and great danger he persevered in pressing the attack, his actions resulting in the capture of 2 enemy posts, and many enemy prisoners

The Brevet parchment certificate folded and with only minor wear, comprising a single tiny edge tear and minor edge nicks, otherwise very good, and would be ideal for display purposes

Condition: Medals EF

Code: 18551Price: 190.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold I. 5th Class ‘Knights’ breast badge. Bi-lingual (post 1951) legend

A silvered, gilt and enamel item of insignia

Condition: About EF

Code: 15764Price: 45.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Leopold). Civil Division. Chevalier, 5th Class breast badge. French language obverse legend. With special wartime 'Gallantry' riband & 'Swords'

The Royal Decree of 24 June 1919 instituted the special 'Gold' bordered ribands on the ribands of the Belgian National Orders to denoted gallantry awards during wartime

The Royal Decree of 14 February 1939, instituted the award of 'Crossed Swords' emblems for wear on the ribands of the Belgian national orders - the 'Swords' could be awarded retrospectively. The 'Swords' indicate that the recipient had accumulated a specified number of 'War Titles' during a period of military service, this being a combination of; Periods of front line service; citations for gallantry; orders & decorations held; brevet promotions; escapes, etc. A minimum of 6 'War Titles' were required for the award of the 'Crossed Swords' emblem

Condition: GVF

Code: 18167Price: 65.00 GBP


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Belgium: The Royal Order of the Lion (Ordre Royal du Lion / Orde van de Leeuw). 3rd Class (Commander). Neck badge with post 1951 bi-lingual legend

Although still worn by recipients, the order is no longer awarded - it became obsolete when the Belgian colony of Congo gained it's independence

It is the third highest national order in the Belgian order of precedence. Established in 1891, awards were made through to 1960.

A silvered, gilt & enamel colonial order issued in respect of services in Belgian Congo and neighbouring territories

The insignia fitted with full length cravat riband with ties

Scarce.

Condition: About EF

Code: 18168Price: 325.00 GBP


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Belgium: The Royal Order of the Lion. 5th Class (Knight). Breast badge with post 1951 bi-lingual legend and the riband fitted with silver palm emblem with royal monogram 'L'

A silvered, gilt & enamel colonial order issued in respect of services in Belgian Congo and neighbouring territories

By Royal Decree of 3 June 1953 military personnel of La Force Publique were authorised to wear a silver palm with monogram 'L' in respect of specified acts of bravery, and or distinguished services during the Second World War 1940-1945. A further Royal Decree of 5 April 1954, extended the award and wearing of the silver palm without monogram for bravery and distinguished services during other conflicts

The silk riband fitted with a two-pronged mounting pin, and as-worn in the Belgian style

Scarce.

Condition: Slight enamel chips on reverse GVF

Code: 16186Price: 195.00 GBP


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Belgium: Medal of The Royal Order of the Lion (Médaille de l'Ordre Royal du Lion / Medaille der Orde van de Leeuw). Gold (Gilt) 1st Class first type medal uni-lingual pre 1951 'French' language

A gilded metal medal

A colonial award issued in respect of services in Belgian Congo

Condition: GVF

Code: 16271Price: 85.00 GBP

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