Military Merit Cross, II Class Cross

SKU: 02.MSW.0109.102.01

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  • II Class Cross (1914) Obverse
  • II Class Cross (1914) Obverse
  • II Class Cross (1914) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    August 5, 1848

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 IX Crosses were conferred to reward meritorious service rendered during the First World War.

The 1914 Military Merit Cross was conferred for both combat and non-combat related merit.

The Combat ribbon was light blue, with purple and green stripes along each exterior edge.

The Non-Combat ribbon was red, with green and light blue stripes along each exterior edge.

The II Class Cross (1914) was also awarded to women, and it was worn on a bow ribbon, with a red centre, and green and white stripes along each exterior edge.

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Versions

  • Price

    $100+ USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: FF 1914 Rev: FÜR AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEGE

  • Size

    40.5x41.5mm

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  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: FF 1914 Rev: FÜR AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEG

  • Size

    40mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version features a different reverse inscription with "KRIEG" instead of "KRIEGE".

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  • Price

    $300+ USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: FF 1914 Rev: FÜR AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEGE

  • Size

    32x32mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

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  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: FF 1914 Rev: FÜR AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEGE

  • Size

    40x40mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version features a different font than the other crosses.

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  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: FF 1914 Rev: FÜR/AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEGE

  • Size

    40x40mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version features a "/" between "FÜR" and "AUSZEICHNUNG" in the reverse inscription.

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