Miniature Badge

Object Number: 
INV.3298
Date: 
1917-1970
Medium: 
Metal, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 15/16 in. ( 1.2 x 2.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on obverse of miniature badge: "FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE" applied: on reverse of badge "GR"
Description: 
Miniature badge of the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a blue enamel cross with gold central medallion bordered in red; the obverse of the medallion bears portraits of King George V and Queen Mary. The reverse of the medallion shows the royal monogram surmounted by a crown.
Gallery Label: 
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was established by King George V in 1917, the first year of his reign, for service to the British Empire. It has 5 classes and a medal. The Commander is one of the five classes. This minature of the badge of the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a smaller replica of the badge, designed to be worn in place of the full sized item.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group