Romania - Kingdom of: Inter-Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919, official type, rare
Condition: Good very fine
Circular bronze medal with laterally pierced ball suspension; the face with a winged Victory, a sword pointing downwards in her right hand, a palm branch pointing upwards in her left; the reverse inscribed ‘MARELE RAZBOI PENTRU CIVILIZATIE’ (The Great War for Civilisation) imposed on an upright two-edged axe within a laurel wreath encircles by a chain inscribed with the names of the Allied countries, signed ‘Kristesko’; on original tired ribbon. The medal was instituted on 20 July 1921 to be awarded to those on active service between 28 August 1916 and 31 March 1921. (The late latter date enabled recognition to be given to those troops who occupied Budapest after the Communist uprising in Hungary and oversaw the annexation of Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia). No minimum period of service was required but the medal was specifically for combatants and those directly supporting them.