Vapaudenristin ritarikunta, 4. luokan Vaupadenristi 1939 – The Order of the Cross of Liberty, Cross 4th Class (without swords)
Order instituted on 4.3.1918 by Senat of the Republic, renewed 1939. Cross 4th Class, Version with the Date 1939 on the back, awarded for the Winter War (defense against the Soviet inavsion 1939-1940). Blue enameled Version without swords, awarded for civilian merits. Civilian (blue) Liberty Crosses are all scarce, 4th Class 1939 was only 1129 times awarded.
Reference: Tiainen 1.2.14
Enameled bronze, swastika, rose and edges silvered. Very nice condition, with intact enamel, on the original old ribbon.