Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (6 December 2012)

Date of Auction: 6th December 2012


Estimate: £400 - £500

Olympic Games, Helsinki, 1952, Olympic Cross of Merit, First Class, by Tillander, white enamel and gilt, Finnish lion, Olympic rings and flame on cross, date on reverse, 40mm. Extremely fine and rare; with ring for suspension and ribbon £400-500


The Finnish Olympic Cross of Merit was instituted on 21 July 1952. Awarded for distinguished service for the Helsinki Olympics, it was given to 116 Finnish citizens and 167 foreign nationals