Order of the Wendish Crown, Military Division, Commander Cross

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  • Military Division, Commander Cross (with swords, in gold)
  • Military Division, Commander Cross (with swords, in gold)
  • Military Division, Commander Cross (with swords, in gold)
  • Military Division, Commander Cross (with swords, in gold)

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    May 12, 1864
  • makers
    H. Rose, Schwerin

History


The Order was jointly founded by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Grand Duke Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and was conferred upon citizens who rendered meritorious civil and military service to the House.

The Order was conferred upon citizens of both Mecklenburg states. The Order decorations awarded in each state featured the same form, but had different obverse inscriptions and reverse monograms.

The number of individuals admitted into the Order was limited and each province was allowed to admit a controlled number of people. Mecklenburg-Schwerin was allowed to confer a much larger number of Awards.

Only members of recognized Christians churches were allowed to receive the Order.

The Awards conferred for military merit featured crossed swords through the centre of the cross.

The Grand Commander and the Commander are physically the same and the only difference between the two grades is that the Grand Commander was awarded with an associated Breast Star.

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Versions

  • Price

    $3750+ USD

  • Composition

    Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: PER ASPERA AD ASTRA Rev: FF

  • Size

    60x87mm

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  • Price

    $3000+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: PER ASPERA AD ASTRA Rev: FF

  • Size

    60x87mm

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