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eMedals-Medal of Maritime Virtue

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Medal of Maritime Virtue

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Medal of Maritime Virtue

3rd Class; in Bronze, measuring 30.2 mm x 48 mm inclusive of crown suspension, VF. Footnote: The medal was instituted in 1936, first as the Maritime Medal and was subsequently changed by Royal decree in 1938 into the Medal of Maritime Virtue. It was awarded in recognition of bravery and valor. The medal was organized into three classes: 1st Class gilt, 2nd Class in silver and the 3rd Class in bronze, with two distinct models:for navigating personnel, bearing a crown and without a crown. After 1938, it could also be awarded for merit in war, with swords under the crown in all three classes.
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