Order of the League of Mercy

SKU: 01.GBR.0120.101.01

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  • Cross Obverse
  • Cross Reverse
  • Cross (for ladies) (by Elkington & Co. Ltd.) Obverse
  • Cross (for ladies) (by Elkington & Co. Ltd.) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Great Britain
  • date of institution
    1899
  • makers
    Elkington & Co. Ltd., London
  • remarks
    A new version of the Cross was introduced when the League was re-established in 1999, but only the early version is listed here, as this version is the only version permitted for wear in the official order of wear of the United Kingdom.

History


The Order of the League of Mercy was established to recognize the efforts of the members of the League of Mercy. The League was established by Royal Charter in 1899 to maintain volunteer staff at charity hospitals before the advent of the National Health Service. The League was dismantled shortly after the NHS was established, but was re-formed along with the Order in 1999.

The Cross is conferred in recognition of meritorious service rendered within the League to healthcare services. Appointments are recommended by the Grand President of the League and approved by the sovereign.

Crosses are worn by men on a breast ribbon and by women on a bow.

There may be additional versions that differ in size or manufacturer.

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Versions

  • Price

    $100-200 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Rev: LEAGUE OF MERCY 1898 [SERIAL NUMBER]

  • Size

    51x39mm

  • Maker

    Elkington & Co. Ltd., London

  • Version Remarks

    The Cross (for ladies) (by Elkington & Co. Ltd.) images are courtesy of Medal-Medaille. Please see the following page for additional det...

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