Order of the Iron Helmet, Breast Cross (on Brabant Cross)

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SKU: 01.HSK.0104.102.01.000

  • Breast Cross (on Brabant Cross) Obverse

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Iron/Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: W K 1814
  • Size
    46x61mm
  • Version Remarks
    The image of the Badge of the Order is a scanned image from "Handbuch der Ritter- und Verdienstorden" by Maximilian Gritzner. The book was published in 1893, and falls within the public domain in Canada {{PD-Canada-anon}} and the United States {{PD-1923}}. It is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. The image is attributed to Robert Prummel and Wikipedia. It was released to the public under the GNU Free Documentation License and can be accessed at: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Orde_van_de_IJzeren_Helm_van_Hessen-Kassel.jpg.

History


The Order was established by Elector Wilhelm I and was conferred upon military personnel who fought in the Liberation Wars against France.

The Order could be conferred upon individuals who fought in allied forces.

The Statutes stated that the Knights of the Order from every region should have their names listed on a plaque and the plaque should be displayed in the community church.

The Breast Cross was awarded together with the I Class Decoration. The II Class Decoration is identical to the I Class Decoration, yet lacks the Breast Cross.

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