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A Croatian Order of King Zvonimir; Second Class Cross with Swords - (Military), gilted metal and enamel, vaulted. Very possible German manufacture, very likely "Godet, Berlin", around 1943. Very good quality manufacture, fine details and fine quality enamels. Unmarked, enamels intact, in extremely fine condition.
The Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir was an order awarded by the Independent State of Croatia. It was established as a decoration for merits in peace or in war, for Croatian people but awards to foreigners were possible, too. It was established by Croatian leader Ante Pavelić on May 15, 1941. The bearers of the grand order and bearers of the first-class order were given the title of knight (vitez).
The back of the award contained the years 1076 - King Zvonimir's crowning, and 1941 - the establishment of the Independent State of Croatia. The front said Bog i Hrvati.