Campaign Cross, 1813-1815 (Anhalt-Dessau)

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SKU: 02.ANH.0105.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$625 USD

  • Campaign Cross, 1813-1815 (Anhalt-Dessau) Obverse

Estimated market value:

$625 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze/Lacquered
  • Inscription
    Obv: L.F. FRANZ Rev: ANHALTS TAPFERN KRIEGERN 1813. 1815.
  • Size
    28mm
  • Version Remarks
    14.6 grams The image of the Cross is a scanned image from Plate 3 Table X of "The Book of Order of Knighthood and Decorations of Honour of all Nations" edited by Sir Bernard Burke. The book was published in 1858, and falls within the public domain in Canada {{PD-Canada-anon}} and the United States {{PD-1923}}. It is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. The image can be found at https://archive.org/stream/bookofordersofk00burk#page/n49/mode/2up.

History


The Cross was instituted by Duke Leopold IV of Anhalt-Dessau and was awarded to members of the armed forces who demonstrated extreme loyalty and merit, and voluntarily fought in the campaign against France.

The laurel wreath between the cross arms was originally painted green, but there are examples of replacement crosses and privately manufactured crosses that feature a plain laurel wreath.

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