Military Merit Cross, Type III, II Class Cross (for women, 1864, in bronze)

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SKU: 02.MSW.0103.102.01.002

Estimated market value:

$1000+ USD

  • II Class Cross (for women, 1864) (Bronze) Obverse
  • II Class Cross (for women, 1864) (Bronze) Obverse
  • II Class Cross (for women, 1864) (Bronze) Reverse
  • II Class Cross (for women, 1864) (Bronze) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$1000+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: FF 1864 Rev: FÜR AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEGE
  • Size
    34x34mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/mecklenburg/an-1864-mecklenburg-military-merit-cross-ladies-cross-g15165

Physical Description and Item Details


An 1864 Mecklenburg Military Merit Cross; Ladies Cross - Second Class. In bronze, measures 34.20x33.90mm (for Ladies). Fine quality cross with good details, mounted on original ribbon 25mm wide. In very fine condition. Extremely rare reduced size for Ladies, standard cross measuring 40mm. This cross, in design and purpose similar to Prussian Iron Cross, was awarded for the 1864 War against Denmark (in coalition with Prussia and Austria).

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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