Civilian CBE - Pre 1936 Order of the British Empire Medal

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  • Excellent replica of the CBE as awarded from its founding in 1917 until 1936
  • Civilian version, denoted by plain purple ribbon
  • Complete with presentation box and instructions for wear
  • Mounted to ribbon to be worn from the neck

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was instituted in 1917 by King George V and later redesigned by King George VI in 1936.

This is the 1st type CBE awarded from its founding in 1917 until 1936. This award is a gold-coloured cross patonce inlaid with light blue enamel, surmounted above by the King's Crown, and a central medallion on the cross that is surrounded by the Order's motto 'For God and the Empire' surrounded by a scarlet enamel. The centre of the cross depicts Britannia.

This replica is of the Commander class, the third highest of the order, and is complete with a plain purple neck ribbon denoting the civilian division of the award, and a card with instructions on the wearing of the insignia. The award comes with a fetching leatherette case stamped in gold with 'C.B.E'.

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