This medal is composed of a small, metal oval face pinned to a yellow and blue striped ribbon. The middle of these stripes is a royal blue while the two outer stripes are a deep yellow. The metal face has blue and white enamel with metal accents and lettering. A crown sits atop the ace while the bottom is framd by an olive wreath. On the outer band of white enamel are the words "National Institute" in Greek. In the very center of the medal on the blue enamel is a protruding torch over the letters Epsilon Delta Kappa.
The medal is kept in a small brown box (2.9375x1.5x0.4375)that has a label taped to it. There is Greek writing on the label.
Donor's father, Constantine Simopoulos, recieved ithis medal from the King of Greece in 1963 for his involvement in an organization that sent aid to Greece during World War II.
In an earlier donation the donor mentions that her father was part of a group known as the "Messenia Brotherhood." There is a chance that this is the group that sent aid to Greece.
This item was donated by Magda Simopoulos in 2009 (date from a postcard stored with the object.
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Medal, Political, 1963, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9748. Accessed 06/20/21.