Service Cross for Nurses for 35 Service Years

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SKU: 02.BAD.0119.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$675 USD

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Estimated market value:

$675 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver/Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: XXXV Rev: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]
  • Size
    39x42mm
  • Version Remarks
    13 grams The Roman numerals on the obverse are gilded.

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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