Sword Cross in Silver

SKU: 02.HSH.0101.102.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    May 22, 1819
  • makers
    Hessenberg, Frankfurt am Main

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.

There are only five documented conferrals of the Silver Cross. Although, it is known that 159 examples of the Cross were produced.

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Versions

  • Price

    $7000+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

  • Size

    44x57mm

  • Maker

    Hessenberg, Frankfurt am Main

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  • Composition

    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

  • Size

    46x53mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version was awarded twice.

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