Original Hungarian WW2 Medal of Merit in Bronze, NICE CONDITION, ON GENUINE CIVIL TRIFOLD RIBBON
HISTORY OF THE AWARD:
Hungarian Medal of Merit, bronze (Magyar Érdemérem, bronz), 1922 - Circular bronze medal with laterally-pierced loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the cross of St Stephen upon a crown and three hills from the Hungarian coat of arms, inscribed ‘A HAZÁÉRT’ (For the Homeland) above, encircled by a laurel wreath; the reverse inscribed ‘SI DEUS PRO NOBIS QUIS CONTRA NOS’ (If God is for us, who can be against us) and dated in Roman numerals ‘MCMXXII’ (1922). The Medal was one of a series of awards established in June 1923 by Admiral Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya, Regent of newly-independent Hungary. It was suppressed on 14 February 1945.