You don’t see a lot of material from Zaire, and certainly not much in the line of medals. So we were naturally pleased to be able to purchase a small group to offer to you, our collectors.
They are Civilian Awards for Merit, in Bronze. The design feature a central Maltese Cross with broad bladed knives between the arms. Interestingly this design is based on similar Civil Merit awards issued when Zaire was a Belgian colony. On the reverses the legend: ‘Republique du Zaire – Merite Civic’ and twelve stars.
The ribbons are equal stripes of red and green with a central yellow gold stripe for the Bronze. A very interesting and colourful addition to your collection. Very limited number available, so please order early.