Top » Catalog » CU106  
Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Sub Categories
Armed Forces Merit Medal, 1933 on ‘Libertad’ bar
[CU106]
Quantity Available: 0
Armed Forces Merit Medal, 1933 on ‘Libertad’ bar
Click to enlarge

Circular bronze medal with loop for suspension; the face with a trophy of arms consisting of a crossed cannon and rifle imposed on a naval anchor and a cutlass, a castle and a standard, an early biplane above, inscribed ‘CUBA’ below; the reverse dated ‘4 SEPT. 1933’ within a wreath of oak and laurel, a radiant five-pointed star above; on original suspension bar with a rectangular plaque inscribed ‘Libertad’ (Liberty), a five-pointed star to either side, supporting a rayed rising sun with a Phrygian bonnet imposed, an outstretched wing to either side. On 4 September 1933 the dictatorship of General Gerardo Machado y Morales (1871-1939) was toppled in what was termed ‘the Sergeants’ Revolt’ led by Sergeant (later General and President) Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (1901-1973) supported by a popular uprising and agents of the U.S.A.. Batista was famously overthrown by Fidel Castro in 1959. The medal was awarded to the armed forces after the coup in 1933.

 
Armed Forces Merit Medal, 1933 on ‘Libertad’ bar
Click to enlarge
Armed Forces Merit Medal, 1933 on ‘Libertad’ bar
Click to enlarge
Armed Forces Merit Medal, 1933 on ‘Libertad’ bar
Click to enlarge
Armed Forces Merit Medal, 1933 on ‘Libertad’ bar
Click to enlarge
   
SOLD

Site by GoodAnswers