Czechoslovakian Military Order of the White Lion for Victory

Czechoslovakian Military Order of the White Lion "for Victory" was established by the Czechoslovakian Goverment on February 9th, 19459. The statute of the Order was confirmed by the Ministery of Interioer No. 43/1946. The statute was amended in 1948.

The order was awarded for Czechoslovakian citizens and foreigners for extarordinary military merits for the country and its victory. The orders could have been awarded as well to units, groups of person.

The order could have been awarded for:

The Czechoslovakian Order of the White Lion for Victory consists of:

1. Star of the Military Order of the White Lion for Victory I. class. The circles of the central medaillon, the inscription "Za vítězství" (="For Victory") and the swords in the bottom part of the medaillon are golden.

Star of the I. class - obvers - produced by Karnet & Kyselý, Prague Star of the I. class - revers - produced by Karnet & Kyselý, Prague

2. Star of the Military Order of the White Lion for Victory I. class. The star of II. class is identical with the I. class, only the circles of the central medaillon, the inscription "Za vítězství" (="For Victory") and the swords in the bottom part of the medaillon are silver.

Issue Karnet a Kyselý, Prague:

Star of the II. class - obvers - produced by Karnet & Kyselý, Prague Star of the II. class - revers - produced by Karnet & Kyselý, Prague

Detail of the medaillon, issue Karnet & Kyselý Detail of the needle - issue Karnet & Kyselý Detail of the revers - producer`s mark of Karnet & Kyselý

Issue Spink and Son:

Star of the II. class produced by Spink and Son Star of the II. class produced by Spink and Son

3. Cross of the Czechoslovakian Military Order of the White Lion for Victory,

Cross - III. class - obverse - produced by Karnet & Kyselý, Prague Cross - III. class - reverse - produced by Karnet & Kyselý, Prague

4. Gold Medal of the Czechoslovakian Military Order of the White Lion for Victory, and

Gold medal obvers Gold medal revers

5. Silver Medal of the Czechoslovakian Military Order of the White Lion for Victory.

Silver medal obvers Silver medal revers

Silver medal - case of issue

Decorations were produced by the British Company Spink & Son and after the WW II by the Czechoslovak Company Karnet a Kyselý.

I INTERESTED TO BUY ANYTIME ANY CLASS OF THIS ORDER, expecially the issue of Spink and Son. If you have it for sale, please contact me.

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