Circular bronze medal with integral crown suspension and original wire suspension bar; the face with a Leopold cross with crossed swords between the arms and with a crown at its centre, the upper arm bearing the cipher of King George I, the lower arm that of King Constantine I, circumscribed ‘With God, for King and Country’; the reverse inscribed ‘Macedonia Epirus Archipelago’ ) encircled by a laurel wreath; signed ‘G. Iakovidis’ on the reverse; on original tired ribbon with ‘Sarantaporon’, ‘Aetorrachi’ and ‘Ioannina’ clasps.
The medal was instituted by Royal Decree on 17 February 1914 and awarded for participation in the First Balkan War of 1912-1913.
An alliance of Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia threw the Ottoman Turks out of almost all their remaining European territories in 1912 and the war ended with the Treaty of London on 30 May 1913.
The Sarantaporon clasp was issued for participation in that battle, the first major engagement of the War, on 9-10 October 1912, the Aetorrachi clasp for its capture on 7 January 1913 and the Ioannina clasp for participation in the fighting leading to its surrender on 21 February 1913.
A very good example.