Cross for Medical Workers, Type II

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  • Cross for Medical Workers, Type II (in bronze) Obverse
  • Cross for Medical Workers, Type II (in bronze) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    August 25, 1870

History


The Cross was originally founded by Grand Duke Ludwig III, but it was renewed by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig on August 12, 1914.

The Type II Cross was conferred upon individuals, regardless of class or gender, who rendered exemplary service in the care and transportation of sick and wounded soldiers during the First World War.

Sanitation Officers, Officers, and other ranks received the Cross on a war ribbon, all others received the Cross on a ribbon similar to the 1870 Type I Cross.

As the War progressed and materials became scarcer, manufacturers began producing crosses composed of coppered war material.

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Versions

  • Price

    $55-90 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR PFLEGE DER SOLDATEN 1914 Rev: DEN 25TEN AUGUST 1870

  • Size

    43x48mm

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  • Price

    $100 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR PFLEGE DER SOLDATEN 1914 Rev: DEN 25TEN AUGUST 1870

  • Size

    43.5x43.5mm

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  • Price

    $45-65 USD

  • Composition

    Coppered Zinc

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR PFLEGE DER SOLDATEN 1914 Rev: DEN 25TEN AUGUST 1870

  • Size

    43x43mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The crosses composed of war material are noticeably thicker (3mm).

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