A Spanish Cross for Next of Kin
A Spanish Cross for Next of Kin - Made of bronze, and of very fine quality with crisp details, mounted as worn as a single decoration, in extremely fine condition. Measures 41.2mm(w) x 43.5mm(h);scarce. This award was established the same day as the Spanish Cross, to commemorate those legionaries who fell during the Spanish Conflict. The award is a smaller version of the Spanish Cross with swords and as produced from bronze or brass, both with a bronze wash. As with the Spanish Cross, the reverse is plain. This award was presented to the next-of-kin of those killed or missing in action or if death occurred due to war related sickness. A total of 315 awards were presented making this a rare item.