Approximate size 1 3/4 X 2 inches high. The Order of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, established in 1926. It is made of silver with gold center and portrait of Cespedes and a blue enamel circle with his name and the date 1868.
This is an original vintage Cuba National Order of Merit Carlos Manuel de Cespedes medal.
Image shows both sides of the actual medal. The most important medal award given in Cuba in the 1930's.
This "Carlos Manuel de Cespedes " medal was given only to people who had served the Cuba in an extraordinary way. The medals were given along with a diploma signed by the President of the Republic of Cuba and very few of these were given.
This gorgeous medal although unmarked, was made by one of the finest jewelers in Havana, "Vilardebo & Riera", specialized in the craft of making medals , military insignias and decorations for the Cuban government since the early 1920s to the late 1950s.
This awesome Cuban medal look t errific in the necklace. You can change the necklace to a preferred color.