Honour Decoration of the Red Cross, Military Division, Merit Star


SKU: 02.AUT.0103.201.01.001

Estimated market value:

$17000 USD

Estimated market value:

$17000 USD


  • Country
    Austria (Imperial)
  • Makers
    Rothe, Vienna
  • Composition
  • Inscription
    Obv: PATRIA AC HUMANITATI Rev: 1864 1914
  • Size
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Honour Decoration of the Red Cross, Military Division, Merit Star is attributed to Duke83 at Wikipedia and is used in the public domain. See the following page for more information: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_V%C3%B6r%C3%B6s_Kereszt_D%C3%ADszjelv%C3%A9ny_Csillaga.jpg


This decoration was instituted by Franz Joseph I to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Convention.

It was awarded to recognize individuals who had provided extraordinary contributions within voluntary nursing, and emergency or Red Cross services during peace and wartime.

The War Decoration was added to the cross to recognize meritorious service in wartime.

The War Decoration is a green enamelled laurel wreath between the cross arms. When the War Decoration was awarded on a Silver or Bronze Medal grade, the green enamelled laurel wreath encircles the obverse medallion.


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