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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 Léopold / Leopoldsorde). Military Division with 'Swords'. 5th Class (Knight). Uni-lingual (pre-1952) French language legend

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 GVF

Code: 18169Price: 100.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold I. 5th Class 'Chevalier' (Knight) silvered & enamel & enamel breast badge. With uni-lingual 'French' language legend (pre 1953). The silk riband fitted with silver 'Crossed Swords and plaque Coree'

Reverse of insignia with 'I' in centre

Note: The 'Swords & Korea' honour was instituted by Royal Decree of 24 January 1994, in three grades, bronze, silver and gold (gilt). The award granted being dependent on the number of citations the Korean
War veteran had received

Scarce

Condition: About GVF

Code: 19133Price:


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Orde van Leopold). Military Division with 'Swords' suspension. 5th Class 'Officer' with uni-lingual 'French' language obverse, and crossed 'Swords' emblem on riband

The obverse of the insignia has the 'French' language obverse type as awarded during both 'World Wars', and through to and including 1951

The Royal Decree of 14 February 1939, instituted the award of 'Crossed Swords' emblems, for retrospective award to qualifying veterans. The 'Swords' indicate that the recipient had accumulated a specified number of 'War Titles' during his military service, this being a combination of; Periods of front line service; citations for gallantry; orders & decorations held; evet promotions; escapes, etc. 6 'War Titles' were required for the award of the 'Crossed Swords' emblem in silver

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

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 19134Price: 75.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Orde van Leopold). Military Division with 'Swords' suspension. 5th Class 'Officer' with uni-lingual 'French' language obverse, and Silver 'L' Palm emblem on riband

The obverse of the insignia has the 'French' language obverse type as awarded during both 'World Wars' & Korean War through to and including 1951

This insignia is a Second World War / Korean war era issue as reflected by the silver 'L' cypher palm legend, denoting a wartime award during the reign of King Leopold III (1934-1951)

The Royal Decree of 15 Novembre 1915, first instituted the award of 'Silver Palms' emblems, for wear on the riband of the 5th class Order of Leopold by qualifying recipients. The 'Palm' indicates that the award is for military service during wartime. For 4th class 'Officer' insignia a gilt palm was awarded

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

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 19135Price: 75.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Orde van Leopold). Military Division with 'Swords' suspension. 5th Class 'Officer' with uni-lingual 'French' language obverse, and Silver 'A' Palm emblem on riband

The obverse of the insignia has the 'French' language obverse type as awarded during both 'World Wars', and through to and including 1951

The Royal Decree of 15 Novembre 1915, instituted the award of 'Silver Palms' emblem, for wear on the riband of the 5th class Order of Leopold by qualifying recipients. The 'Palm' indicates that the award is for military service during wartime. For 4th class 'Officer' insignia a gilt palm was awarded

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

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 19136Price: 85.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Orde van Leopold). Military Division with 'Short Swords' suspension. 5th Class 'Chevalier' breast badge with uni-lingual 'French' language obverse

The insignia with 'Short Swords' suspension

The obverse of the insignia has the 'French' language obverse type as awarded during both 'World Wars', and through to and including 1951

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

Condition: Minor sciffs and enamel wear thus VF

Code: 19137Price: 70.00 GBP

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