Adolf Friedrich Cross, Iron Cross (in iron)

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SKU: 02.MST.0106.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$150+ USD

  • Iron Cross (Blackened Iron) Obverse

Estimated market value:

$150+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    J. Godet & Sohn, Berlin
  • Composition
    Blackened Iron
  • Inscription
    Obv: AF Rev: FÜR WERKE DER KRIEGSHILFE 1917
  • Size
    39x42mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 14-17.66 grams.
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Adolf Friedrich Cross, Iron Cross (in iron) is attributed to Robert Prummel at Wikipedia and is used in the public domain. See the following page for more information: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Adolf-Friedrich-Franz-Kreuz_von_Mecklenburg-Strelitz_1917-1918_am_Damenstrick.png.

History


The Cross was instituted by Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI and was conferred upon citizens of Mecklenburg-Strelitz who had rendered exceptional war-related service during the First World War. Such service included nursing, as well as work in war-related authorities and industries.

The Cross was awarded to both men and women. Women wore the cross on a bow ribbon.

Due to the small population of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, only a small number of Crosses were awarded.

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