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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member (M.B.E.), Military, 1st type, 1917-1935 issue, silver, miniature
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member (M.B.E.), Military, 1st type, 1917-1935 issue, silver, miniature
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Miniature silver cross patonce with Tudor crown suspension; the face with a circular central medallion with Britannia seated, her left arm extended, a radiant sun above right, within a ring inscribed ‘FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE’; the reverse with a circular central medallion with the crowned cipher of King and Emperor George V within a rope border; diameter 21.56mm (0.85 inch); on original ribbon.

The Order was instituted by King George V on 4 June 1917 in five grades to acknowledge the service of non-combatants during wartime. In 1918 the Order was divided into Civil and Military divisions.

This example is of the first type with Britannia on the face; since 1935, the Order has had the head and shoulders portraits of King George V and Queen Mary facing left on the face.

Today the Order is awarded for distinguished service in any sphere of activity and honorary awards may be made to foreigners.

 
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member (M.B.E.), Military, 1st type, 1917-1935 issue, silver, miniature
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member (M.B.E.), Military, 1st type, 1917-1935 issue, silver, miniature
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member (M.B.E.), Military, 1st type, 1917-1935 issue, silver, miniature
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