Order of the Lion of Finland, Civil Division, Cross of Merit

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  • Order of the Lion of Finland, Civil Division, Cross of Merit Obverse
  • Order of the Lion of Finland, Civil Division, Cross of Merit Obverse
  • Order of the Lion of Finland, Civil Division, Cross of Merit Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Finland
  • date of institution
    September 11, 1942
  • makers

History


The Order of the Lion of Finland was instituted on September 11, 1942. It was established as an award to recognize multiple types of merit within the actions of military personnel and civilians. Grand Master of the Order is the President of Finland.

The Finnish name of the Order is "Suomen Leijonan ritarikunta".

The award is structured as follows:
Commander Grand Cross
Commander Grand Cross Breast Star
Commander, I Class
Commander, I Class Breast Star
Commander
Knight, I Class
Knight (with round rosette)
Cross of Merit
Pro Finlandia Medal (awarded to artists and writers)

The Knight differs from the Knight I Class in that the latter is worn with a round rosette.

The Pro Finlandia Medal is a special Decoration and is only conferred upon artists and authors.

The ribbon for all Classes is dark red.

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  • Price

    $135 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

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  • Size

    41mm

  • Maker

    Alexander Tillander, Helsinki

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