Sword Cross in Gold
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The Medal was instituted by Landgraf (Landgrave) Friedrich V and was conferred upon citizens of Hesse-Homburg who participated in the military campaigns from 1813-1815 against France. The Statues of the medal stated that only citizens of Hessen-Homburg who fought against France were eligible to receive the medal. However, at the time, Hessen-Homburg was not a sovereign state and many of its citizens fought in Hessen-Darmstadt’s Army, which was allied with the French. Therefore, there were relatively few veterans upon whom the Medal could be conferred.
The Gold Cross was designed for Grand Duke Ludwig I of Hesse-Darmstadt.
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