Military Merit Cross, Type II, II Class Cross (1859)

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SKU: 02.MSW.0102.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1150+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$1150+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: FF 1859 Rev: FÜR AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEGE
  • Size
    40mm

History


The cross was originally founded by Grand Duke Freidrich Franz II, and it was awarded to any member of the military without consideration of rank for bravery within specific military campaigns and wars.

The Type II crosses were conferred in recognition of bravery and meritorious service during the Second Italian War of Independence.

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