Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire MBE
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Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire MBE

$27.00$59.00

The Military Division is awarded for service in the field or before the enemy or for services to the Empire (Commonwealth). Members (M.B.E.) is part of the five-level hierarchy of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Obverse: Until 1936, the badge contained a representation of Britannia with the motto “FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE” in a circle around her. The post 1936 (current) badge contains the conjoint bust of King George V and Queen Mary facing left with the motto “FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE” in a circle around them. The badge is a cross patonce (four arms with three points at each end of a broad arm), with a crown on the top arm. The first three classes are of silver gilt, with the arms enamelled pearl grey; the MBE is made of silver. The neck badges are 2 1/2″ across and the breast badge is 2″ across. Reverse: A rope circle with the Royal Cypher surmounted by a crown. Hallmarks on the lower limb. Riband: Pre 1936 Purple, with a narrow central Scarlet stripe Post 1936 Rose-Pink with Pearl-Grey edges and a central narrow Pearl-Grey stripe. A silver emblem of two oak leaves is worn on the riband when the appointment to the Order is for Gallantry.

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The Military Division is awarded for service in the field or before the enemy or for services to the Empire (Commonwealth). Members (M.B.E.) is part of the five-level hierarchy of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Obverse: Until 1936, the badge contained a representation of Britannia with the motto “FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE” in a circle around her. The post 1936 (current) badge contains the conjoint bust of King George V and Queen Mary facing left with the motto “FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE” in a circle around them.

The badge is a cross patonce (four arms with three points at each end of a broad arm), with a crown on the top arm. The first three classes are of silver gilt, with the arms enamelled pearl grey; the MBE is made of silver. The neck badges are 2 1/2″ across and the breast badge is 2″ across.

Reverse: A rope circle with the Royal Cypher surmounted by a crown. Hallmarks on the lower limb. Riband: Pre 1936 Purple, with a narrow central Scarlet stripe Post 1936 Rose-Pink with Pearl-Grey edges and a central narrow Pearl-Grey stripe. A silver emblem of two oak leaves is worn on the riband when the appointment to the Order is for Gallantry.

Additional information

Weight235 g
Dimensions280 × 30 × 235 mm
Size

Full Size, Miniature

Wear Style

Court Mounted to Wear, Not Mounted (loose medal and riband), Swing Mounted to Wear

Version

Civilian Division, Military Division

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