Badge

Title:
Badge
Date: 
1917-1970
Medium: 
Badge: metal, enamel case: paper, cardboard, textile
Dimensions: 
badge: 7 1/4 x 4 13/16 in. ( 18.4 x 12.2 cm ) case: 4 1/2 x 6 x 1 in. ( 11.4 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander badge consists of a pale blue enamel cross surmounted by a crown. A gold central medallion bordered in red bears portraits of King George V and Queen Mary. Its reverse shows the royal monogram surmounted by a crown.
Object Number: 
INV.3296
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. The Order has five classes and a medal. The Commander (CBE) is one of the five orders.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group