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Distinguished Service Medal (Medalha de Serviços Distintos), miniature
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Distinguished Service Medal (Medalha de Serviços Distintos), miniature
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Miniature circular silver medal on trophy of arms suspension and ring with silver hallmark to the reverse; the face with the face with the lesser arms of Portugal within a ring inscribed SERVIÇOS DISTINTOS (Distinguished Service) all within a laurel border; the reverse plain; diameter 14.22mm (0.56 inch); on original ribbon. The Medal was instituted on 2 October 1863 in two classes as the Medalha de Bons Serviços (Good Service Medal) to reward military officers for extraordinary military service and outstanding acts. A third class for non-commissioned officers and other ranks was added on 11 September 1919. The name of the Medal was changed to the , the regulations were modified to add a (copper) in order to recognise soldiers. The name of the medal was changed to the Medalha de Serviços Distintos (Distinghished Service Medal) on 28 May 1946.

 
Distinguished Service Medal (Medalha de Serviços Distintos), miniature
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Distinguished Service Medal (Medalha de Serviços Distintos), miniature
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Distinguished Service Medal (Medalha de Serviços Distintos), miniature
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Distinguished Service Medal (Medalha de Serviços Distintos), miniature
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Distinguished Service Medal (Medalha de Serviços Distintos), miniature
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Distinguished Service Medal (Medalha de Serviços Distintos), miniature
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