Defence Cross issued by Greece in 1916. It is also known as the Military Medal.
The medal was established by the National Defence Government on 28 October 1916.
Phoenix in the centre of a cross pattee over two crossed swords framed by a laurel wreath. Inscription on cross arms in ancient Greek translates to: 'Defend the Fatherland'.
Text 'HELLAS' (translates to Greece) and the date '1916-1917'.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Obverse inscription in ancient Greek translates to: "Defend the Fatherland". Reverse inscription in Greek: "HELLAS / 1916-1917".
Type of item
50 mm (Width), 70 mm (Height)
Round with loop and ribbon