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pre-WW2 Polish Cross of Valour


Poland (Lwów?) 1920-1939, bronze.

1 in stock


A Polish Cross of Valour. Version made from bronze, produced in Poland (Lwów?). Version 10 according to the book by Grzegorz Krogulec “Krzyż Walecznych”. 

Version attributed to the workshop of Marian Eugeniusz Unger of Lwów, Poland. Commonly worn by troops from Wielkopolska (Greaterpoland) which fought on the south part of the Polish-Bolshevik war in 1920 and 1921.

 Characteristic unusual design of the eagle in the centre. Also “calligraphic” type of font in the inscription and date. A very rare version in a fantastic condition.  

A Polish Cross of Valour awarded for acts of valour in the battlefield. The award in the shape of the cross, In the centre a Polish crowned eagle with spread wings. On the arms an inscription “Na Polu Chwały 1920” meaning “On the fields of Glory 1920”. 

 The reverse with a sword and a laurel leaf crown with inscription “Walecznym” meaning, Valourious. 

Original period ribbon.