Gold Cross

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SKU: ESP239.000

Estimated market value:

$470-835 USD

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Estimated market value:

$470-835 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Spain
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: CONSTANCIA Y FIDELIDAD A SU REY FERNANDO VII Rev: VENCEDORES DE CARTAGENA DE YNDIAS

History


The Cross for the Reconquering of Cartagena de Indias was authorised by King Fernando VII on April 1, 1816. It was conferred upon the participants of the reconquering of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on December 6, 1815.

They were made three different categories of this cross; Gold Cross, Silver Cross and Cross. The Gold Cross was awarded to Chiefs, Silver Cross to Officers, and the Cross to enlisted men.

The Cross features an obverse inscription that translates to "Constancy and Fidelity to their King Ferdinand VII," and a reverse inscription that translates to "To the Winners in Cartagena de Indias."

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