Military Merit Cross, II Class Cross (1914)

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SKU: 02.MSW.0109.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

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

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: FF 1914 Rev: FÜR AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEGE
  • Size
    40.5x41.5mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/mecklenburg/a-1914-mecklenburg-schwerin-military-merit-cross-with-case

Physical Description and Item Details


Bronze gilt, 40.5 mm, original ribbon, scattered spotting, better than extremely fine.

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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