Frederick Cross (stick pin)
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The Frederick Cross was established in 1914 by Duke Frederick II of Anhalt to recognize meritorious service in time of war. The award was conferred upon Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, enlisted ranks, military officials, and other individuals, who rendered exceptional service in the theatre of war, or on the home front in support of the war.
The award was strictly intended for individuals from the Anhalt region. However, an Officer from another region could receive the award, if he commanded a large number of men from Anhalt.
It was originally planned that the Cross would be produced in a I and II Class, however, the I Class was never produced.
The Cross was awarded on different ribbons for combatants and non-combatants. The combatant ribbon is green with red borders, while the non-combatant ribbon is green with white borders. It is uncertain whether the difference in ribbon affects the price of the medal.
In addition, there is an unofficial version of the cross that featured a stick pin. This version was worn as a brooch without a ribbon.
The cross was discontinued in 1918.
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