Lotta Svärd Silver Cross of Merit 1943
Finland Lotta Svärd The Cross of Merit
This is the rarest and the highest honour of the Lotta Svärd medals. The Cross of Merit was awarded only a few hundred times before the end of the Lotta Svärd organization after the Continuation War. The cross features the appropriate silver stamps (813H), the year stamp O6 (1943) and the Helsinki city stamp (AT). The measurements are 39 mm x 42 mm. The cross is in fine, used condition and the enameling is intact. The fine ribbon is original and the ensemble is topped by the original clasp attachment. The silver features only some slight tarnishing.