Service Cross for Nurses for 30 Service Year

SKU: 02.BAD.0119.103.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    1914

History


The Service Cross for Nurses was instituted on 1872 by Grand Duchess Luise and it was conferred upon female nurses who had rendered 10, 15, 20, or 25 years of uninterrupted service. In 1914, awards for 30, 35, and 40 years of service were introduced.

Care of the sick and wounded during times of war counted for double when calculating service years.

The Cross is often suspended from a pinback Red Cross brooch, which may be suspended from a chain. The Cross may have a smooth or pebbled surface. Both versions were awarded simultaneously.

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  • Price

    $550 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: XXX Rev: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    40x41mm

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  • Version Remarks

    12 grams The Roman numerals on the obverse are gilded.

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