Military Merit Cross, Type III, II Class Cross (1864)

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SKU: 02.MSW.0103.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$250+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$250+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Cannon Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: FF 1864 Rev: FÜR AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEGE
  • Size
    40mm

History


The Cross was originally founded by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II and was conferred upon military personnel, regardless of rank, for demonstrating bravery during specific military campaigns and wars.

The Type III Crosses were conferred to reward meritorious service rendered during Second Italian War of Independence.

The II Class Cross (1864) was also awarded to women.

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