House Order of Hohenzollern, Type II, Military Division, II Class Honour Cross (1866-1918)

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SKU: 01.HOZ.0101.307.01.003

Estimated market value:

$2000 USD

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Estimated market value:

$2000 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENST Rev: DEN 5TEN DECEMBER 1841
  • Size
    36-39x40-42mm

History


The Order was founded by Prince Konstantin of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen on December 5, 1841, and was conferred upon individuals who rendered meritorious service to the Princely house.

The Order originally featured five grades, including three Crosses and two Medals.

In 1852, the two Hohenzollern principalities were annexed by Prussia. The Prussian government expanded the Order and it continued to be awarded in Hohenzollern as a Princely House Order.

The Order underwent several expansions and was reorganized numerous times throughout its history.

In 1866, crossed swords were added to the grades that were conferred in recognition of military merit.

In 1891, the grade of Honour Commander Cross was added to the Order.

In 1910, Gold and Silver Crosses of Merit were added as grades to the Order.

During the First World War, the Order grades awarded with swords were conferred in recognition of outstanding leadership skills and bravery in the face of the enemy.

In 1916, the Order Statues were revised and it was determined that only military personnel with the rank of Major were eligible to receive the II Class Honour Cross (with swords).

This Order continued to be awarded throughout the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich.

In 1935, King Carol II of Romania became a Prince of the House of Hollerzollern and was given the right to confer the Order in Romania.

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