Sword Cross in Silver
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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.
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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