Dutch WW2 era Mussert Cross

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  • $ 700

Dutch WW2 era Mussert Cross-This is the rare and elusive award presented to Dutch NAZI members and collaborators. Multi-piece, die struck alloy construction award with a fire gilt finish and multi-colored enamel work. The award is in the form of a Maltese style cross with circular centerpieces to both obverse and reverse and fire gilt crossed swords emanating between the crosses arms. The crosses arms have translucent red enamel work above a textured field and solid black enamel outer border stripes. The circular centerpiece on the face features a creamy white enamel field with a golden vertical wolfsangel superimposed over a canted swastika above an oak-leaf cluster. The same circular centerpiece can also be seen on the reverse, and it features a creamy white enamel field with golden script to center, "Mussert 1941", encompassed by an oak-leaf cluster to bottom and additional script to top, "Hou en Trou", (Steady and True), the NSB motto. The medal ring, ribbon suspension loop and ribbed rayon ribbon in the Dutch national colors of sky blue, white and orange are all intact. The reverse of the ribbon has a fire gilt alloy pin stitched in place. Original ribbon bar with crossed swords is included.  This example does have some moderate verdigris on the swords and on the edges of this award, so please be sure to look closely at the photos. Priced according to condition.