​ Belgium: Order of Leopold II, with Silver Palm for wartime military service, Knight Grade, pre-1951 issue, and of Second World War period manufacture.

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Product ID: CMA/23816
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Belgium: Order of Leopold II, with Silver Palm for wartime military service, Knight Grade, pre-1951 issue, and of Second World War period manufacture.
Condition: Good Very Fine.

The order was created by King Leopold II on 24 August 1900, destined to recognise exceptional military and civilian service to the Congo, of which he was sovereign. In 1908 when the Congo became a Belgian Colony, the order became an order of the Kingdom of Belgium and was awarded for service in either country. The silver palm bearing the monogram of King Leopold III for wartime military service, 1940-1945. After 1951, the Belgian motto appears in both French and Flemish.