1809 Field Service Cross for Enlisted Men, Type I

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SKU: 02.BRU.0106.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1,000 USD

  • 1809 Field Service Cross for Enlisted Men, Type I
  • 1809 Field Service Cross for Enlisted Men, Type I

Estimated market value:

$1,000 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: CARL FRIEDRICH AUGUST WILHELM Rev: FÜR TREUE UND TAPFERKEIT 1809
  • Size
    31.5x32mm

Physical Description and Item Details


A straight-armed cross paty constructed of bronze. The quadrants between the arms bear a wreath. The obverse center bears a horse and the arms bear the inscription "CARL FRIEDRICH AUGUST WILHELM". The reverse center bears the date "1809" and the arms bear the inscription "FÜR TREUE UND TAPFERKEIT 1809". On a loop for suspension on a blue ribbon.

History


The 1809 Field Service Cross was established by Duke Carl II of Brunswick on October 30, 1824. It was established to honour those who accompanied his father on the march from Bohemia to England. The Cross for Enlisted Men does not feature an enameled wreath between the cross arms. The 1809 Field Service Cross for Enlisted Men, Type I was awarded from 1824 to 1830.

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