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Netherlands: Bronze Lion 1944 (Bronzen Leeuw 1944). London 'Garrads' strike

This a Second World War 'Exile' issue as struck in the United Kingdom, by 'Garradas' for the Netherlands 'Government in Exile', with distinctive ornate hinged suspension

The 'Bronze Lion' gallantry medal, was instituted in 1944 by the Netherlands Government in Exile located in London, United Kingdom

It is the second highest gallantry medal currently awarded, and since it's institution in 1944, an estimated 1207 x 'Bronze Lions' have been awarded

Rare, with good toning / patination

Condition:

Code: 18465Price:


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Netherlands: Cross of Merit 1941 (Kruis van Verdienste 1941). London strike

This a Second World War era issue as struck in the United Kingdom for the Netherlands 'Government in Exile'

The Cross of Merit, was instituted in 1941 by the Netherlands Government in Exile, located in London, United Kingdom

It is estimated that an estimated 2094 awards of the Cross of Merit were made

Scarce

Condition: GVF

Code: 18463Price: 175.00 GBP


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Netherlands: Hasselt Cross / War Cross 1830-1831 (Metalen / Hasselt Kruis - Bewyss Van Aandenken). Sold together with companion medal award certificate

This lot comprises both medal and award certificate as under;

- Hasselt Cross / War Cross 1830-1831
- Award certificate for award of Hasselt Cross

The 'Hasselt Cross' medal was awarded in respect of the Netherlands / Belgium War of 1830-1831

This document is dated 1832, and is not named

The certificate has been folded and will be forwarded folded to the buyer

A fine lot of early Netherlands 19th century military history

Minor stains and wear to certificate

Condition: Medal VF

Code: 17805Price: 90.00 GBP


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Netherlands: Antwerp Citadel Medal 1832 (Medaille van de Citadel van Antwerpen 1832)

Awarded to Dutch soldiers within the 'Antwerp Citadel', and sailors deployed on the Scheldt river and estuary during the siege of Antwerp that lasted between 28 November - 24 December 1832, the Dutch Garrison only surrendering to the French after being granted permission to withdraw to the Netherlands with full military honours of war

Condition: VF

Code: 18462Price: 145.00 GBP


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Netherlands Expeditions Cross (Expeditie-Kruis). No clasp. 1st type obverse

Medal retains a good length of original slik 'moire' riband as issued

Condition: EF

Code: 17261Price: 65.00 GBP


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Netherlands: Atjeh Medal 1873-1874 (also known as the 'Kraton Medal')

Bronze gilt medal, made from the enemy cannon captured at 'Kraton'

Awarded for campaign service during the Atjeh colonial war in Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies, between 1873-1874

The medal with official hallmark / stamp on rim at suspension

Condition: About EF

Code: 17258Price: 150.00 GBP


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Netherlands: Atjeh Medal 1873-1874 (also known as the 'Kraton Medal')

Bronze gilt medal, made from the enemy cannon captured at 'Kraton'

Awarded for campaign service during the Atjeh colonial war in Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies, between 1873-1874

The medal with official hallmark / stamp on rim at suspension

Mounted as-worn in the customary Netherlands court-style, with silk laber of medal supplier 'v.Wielik b.v., Den Haag'

A choice example

Condition: About EF

Code: 17944Price: 150.00 GBP


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Netherlands: Lombok Cross (Lombokkruis), 1894

A campaign medal awarded for service during the Lombok Expedition in Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia) during 1894

Condition: GVF

Code: 17942Price:


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Netherlands Expeditions Cross (Expeditie-Kruis). With 2nd type obverse. No clasp

The medal - on original long length of silk 'moire' riband, is contained in the original medal makers card box of issue. The box with makers name and address on inside lid, for the firm 'J.M.J. Van Wielik' of Den Haag

Additionally accompanying the medal and box is the original pre 1914, 'Price List' printed on 'Grease Proof Paper' listing various medals, clasps, emblems and ribbons, for sale by the medal maker - a most useful and interesting item of medal ephemera

Condition: EF

Code: 17945Price: 85.00 GBP


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Netherlands Expeditions Cross (Expeditie-Kruis). With 2nd type obverse. With gilt crown 'Honourable Mention' gallantry citation, and clasp 'Atjeh 1896-1900'

Note from 1877, the riband of the Expedition Cross could be decorated with a 'Gilt Crown' to indicate that the wearer had received a citation for gallantry. Awards could be retrospective to include 'Honourable Actions' prior to 1877

Awardees of the 'Honourable Mention' could be awarded the Expeditions Cross with no clasp and the 'Gilt Crown' emblem only, if the action / expedition they were decorated for did not have a corresponding campaign clasp issued. For example it is known that at least 10 x 'Honourable Mentions' were awarded to Dutch naval personnel for service in the 'Straits of Shimonoseki', Japan 1867 - all 10 awardees subsequently being entitled to wear the Expedition Cross with 'Honourable Mention' emblem only

Medal retains a good length of original slik 'moire' riband as issued

Condition: EF

Code: 17947Price: 175.00 GBP

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