War Merit Cross, 1916-1918

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  • War Merit Cross, 1916-1918 (in war material gilt)
  • War Merit Cross, 1916-1918 (in war material gilt)
  • War Merit Cross, 1916-1918 (in war material gilt)
  • War Merit Cross, 1916-1918 (in war material gilt)
  • War Merit Cross, 1916-1918 (in war material gilt)

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 9, 1916

Physical Description


An eight-pointed cross constructed of bronze gilt, war material gilt or white metal gilt. There is a laurel wreath in the quadrants between the arms. The obverse center bears a circular medallion with a crowned griffin. The reverse center bears a circular medallion with the royal monogram of Grand Duke Friedrich II . On a loop for suspension. On a red and yellow striped ribbon.

History


The War Merit Cross was instituted on September 9, 1916, by Grand Duke Friedrich II and it was conferred upon individuals who demonstrated exceptional merit during the First World War by performing official or voluntary work which directly benefited the army or the welfare of the state. The Cross was primarily conferred for service on the home front.

Individuals who had previously received an award for war merit were not eligible to receive the War Merit Cross.

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Versions

  • Price

    $85 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Rev: F

  • Size

    39mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version is constructed of bronze gilt.

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  • Price

    $40 USD

  • Composition

    War Material gilt

  • Inscription

    Rev: F

  • Size

    39mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version is constructed of war material gilt.

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  • Price

    $50 USD

  • Composition

    White Metal gilt

  • Inscription

    Rev: F

  • Size

    39mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version is constructed of white metal gilt.

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