Cross for Royal Volunteers, Silver Cross
Image courtesy of “Abbildungen zur chronic sämtlicher Ritter Orden und Ehrenzeichen Souveraine and Regerungen, Seiner Majestat dem Konige Von Presussen Freiderich Wilhelm IV gewidmet von H. Schulze, Lieutenant in der Landwehr Artillerie”, published in 1835 in Berlin
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The Cross for Royal Volunteers was created in 1815 by Louis XVIII to recognize volunteers in the provinces who rallied together in order to restore the monarchy. It was later suppressed on February 10, 1831.
There was no official document specifying the design of the decoration, and as a result there is a great deal of variation (possibly up to 300 different versions).
Obv: DIEU LE ROI LA PATRIE Rev: VOLONTAIRES ROYAUX 1815
The obverse inscription of this version translates to "God, the King, the Fatherland," and the reverse inscription translates to "Royal V...
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