Loyal Service Cross Type 2 Class 3 with Swords

Flag_of_Romania_1948The Type 2 Loyal Service medal was awarded from 1932 to 1947. It was awarded in three classes. Class I was made in silver gilt, class II in silver, and class III in bronze. Beginning in 1937, the type 2 medal could also be awarded with swords to members of the military.

This example has the yellow bands to the ribbon on the edge indicating it was awarded during a time of war which puts it square into WW2.

The Obverse reads “Serviciu Credincios” (Translation: Loyal Service), surrounded with a wreath of laurel and oak leaves.

In all there were 8 variations of the medal.

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