Object ID
1996.98.3
Object Name
Medal, Commemorative
Object Collection
Date Created
1912 – 1913
Alternative Name
Military
Material
Bronze; Cloth
Object Entities
Zannis, Anthony and Maria (owned by)
Zannis, Anthony (is related to)
Zannis, Maria (is related to)
Object Description
Circular bronze medal with integral crown suspension. 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 in Greek meaning Macedonia Epirus Archipelago (the countries that fought) encircled by a laurel wreath, signed ‘G. Iakovidis’. On the ribbon there are 3 metal strips :DRISKOS, AETORRACHI, IOANINA where the battles took place.
Origin
Donated by Anthony and Maria Zannis. 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 ejected the Ottoman Turks from almost all their remaining European territories in 1912 and the war ended with the Treaty of London, 30 May 1913.
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Citation
Medal, Commemorative, 1912 – 1913, Dr. Anthony and Maria Zannis Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6667. Accessed 11/27/20.