Vapaudenristin ritarikunta, 1. luokan Vaupadenmitali 1941 Punaisen Ristin tunnuksin – The Order of the Cross of Liberty, Medal 1st Class (in Silver) with Red Cross decoration
Order instituted on 4.3.1918 by Senat of the Republic, renewed 1939, and again 1941. Medal 1st Class, Version with the Date 1941 on the back, awarded for the Continuation War against the USSR 1941-1944 and Germnyn 1944-1945. Version with Red Cross, awarded for war aid.
Reference: Tiainen 1.3.20
Seldom offered decoration, only 5253 medals were awarded, and 5655 manufactured.
At the lower back hallmarked, a.o. with the silver content mark (813H) and year code O6 for manufacturing in the year 1943. Manufacturer AT (Alexander Tillander, Helsinki)
Silver, red cross enameled, very nice condition, on old original ribbon.