Hanseatic Cross

SKU: 02.HAM.0101.101.01

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  • Hanseatic Cross (in silvered bronze) Obverse
  • Hanseatic Cross (in silvered bronze) Obverse
  • Hanseatic Cross (in silvered bronze) Reverse
  • Hanseatic Cross (in silvered bronze) Obverse
  • Hanseatic Cross (in silvered bronze) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 10, 1915

History


The Cross was established by the Senate of Hamburg, as well as the Hanseatic cities of Bremen and Lübeck.

The Cross was conferred upon citizens of Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck in recognition of meritorious service throughout the First World War (1914-1918).

The Cross was the three cities’ equivalent to the Prussian Iron Cross when it was conferred for bravery and combat merit.

The shape of the cross is consistent between Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck, but each city's cross features a different obverse image.

The Hanseatic Cross of Hamburg was awarded 50,000 times.

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Versions

  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Bronze/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Rev: FÜR VERDIENST IM KRIEGE 1914

  • Size

    40x44mm

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  • Price

    $900 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Rev: FÜR VERDIENST IM KRIEGE 1914

  • Size

    40x40mm

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  • Price

    $70 USD

  • Composition

    Silvered War Material

  • Inscription

    Rev: FÜR VERDIENST IM KRIEGE 1914

  • Size

    40x40mm

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