View Full Version : What medal is this?

09-07-2010, 03:03 PM
The one on the left, the Maltese cross with the black ribbon, what is it, never seen it before?


09-07-2010, 03:22 PM
Masonic St.John Knights of Malta Maltese Cross Medal

Dunno what it represent though

09-07-2010, 05:17 PM
Thank you for the identification.

09-07-2010, 05:32 PM
Masonic St.John Knights of Malta Maltese Cross Medal

Its does not look ornate and "over the top" enough to be masonic http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I am pretty sure that is the emblem of the St John Ambulance Service.

I suspect its a medical core service medal or some such. This is a WWII lapel badge:

http://www.blitzandpeaces.co.uk/Museum/WW2%20Homefront%20Items/WW2%20BRITISH%20HOMEFRONT%20EQUIPMENT/slides/WW2%20BRITISH%20THE%20ST%20JOHN%20AMBULANCE%20SILV ER%20LAPEL%20BADGE.jpg

09-07-2010, 06:11 PM
Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (Order of St. John), Serving Brother (Sister), breast badge, pre-1949 issue

Circular silver and black and white enamel breast badge with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular black enamel bombé medallion bearing a white enamel Maltese cross, a silver lion passant between the arms upper left and lower right, a silver unicorn passant between the arms lower left and upper right; the reverse bombé, plain silver; diameter 36.62mm (1.44 inches). The Order was instituted on 14 May 1888 and is an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown, the reigning monarch being Sovereign Head of the Order. The Order is a major international charity providing medical care, first aid and support in more than 40 countries worldwide and focussing especially on those in poverty.


09-08-2010, 12:17 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V..._Order_of_Saint_John (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venerable_Order_of_Saint_John)

09-08-2010, 12:36 PM
Well there ya go, ain't t'internet great

http://cgi.ebay.com/MASONIC-ST...&hash=item255d153ee8 (http://cgi.ebay.com/MASONIC-ST-JOHN-KNIGHTS-TEMPLAR-MALTA-LAPEL-PIN-/160475463400?pt=UK_Collectables_Masonic_CV&hash=item255d153ee8)