Sword Cross in Gold

SKU: 02.HSH.0101.101.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    May 22, 1819

History


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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  • Composition

    Silver gilt

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  • Size

    77x103.5

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