Order of Military Merit Antonio Nariño, Member

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SKU: COL103.000

Estimated market value:

$120 USD

  • Member Obverse
  • Member Obverse
  • Member Reverse
  • Member Reverse
  • Member

Estimated market value:

$120 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Colombia
  • Composition
    Bronze
  • Inscription
    Rev: AME AMI PATRIA CUANTO FUE ESE AMOR LO DIRA LA HISTORIA
  • Size
    38x44mm

Physical Description and Item Details


Colombian National Order of Merit "Antonio Nariño"; Bronze Grade - Bronze, 37.7 mm x 44.2 mm, original ribbon on a rectangular suspension, extremely fine.Footnote: Antonio Nariño (1765-1824) was a prominent political and military leader in the movement for Colombian independence from Spain. As he was dying, he spoke the words on the reverse of the medal (AME / A MI PATRIA / CUANTO FUE / ESTE AMOR / LO DIRA / LA HISTORIA) saying “Put me this epitaph, I want nothing more and nothing less”. https://www.emedals.com/south-america/colombia/colombian-national-order-of-merit-antonio-nari-o-bronze-grade-w2210

History


The Order of Military Merit Antonio Nariño (Orden del Mérito Militar Antonio Nariño) was instituted by decree on June 13, 1942. Since then, it has been modified three times, in 1944, 1952, and 1988, each.

It is currently awarded to member of the Colombian Armed Forces for acts of bravery and devotion to duty within military service, as well as for acts of merit and outstanding service, particularly in the fields of discipline, scientific, research, and other non combat-related areas.

The Order's grades are Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, Knight, and Member. It is not clear if the grade denotes the rank of the recipient.

The Officer, Knight, and Member do have enamel. However, it is not clear if the higher grades have enamel or not.

Antonio Nariño (1765-1823) was a Colombian ideological precursor of the independence of New Granada (present day Colombia) as well as one of its early political and military leaders. He translated the Declaration of the Rights of Man from its original French into Spanish and printed several copies from his own private press.

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