Alsen Cross, 1864 (for Reserve Troops, in war material)

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SKU: 02.PRU.0122.101.01.003

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    War Material
  • Inscription
    Obv: WILHELM KOENIG VON PREUSSEN Rev: ALSEN 29 JUN. 1864
  • Size
    32mm

History


This cross was founded by King Wilhelm I to commemorate the Prussian victory at the Battle of Alsen on June 29, 1854.

It was conferred upon combatants, non-combatants, reserve troops, doctors and clergy.

The ribbon colour and pattern changed according to the recipient's role.

The Cross (for Combatants) features a ribbon, with a thick blue centre section, framed by two yellow stripes, and with white and black stripes along the exterior edges.

The Cross (for Non-Combatants) features a yellow ribbon, with a thin blue centre stripe, and two thin white stripes, with one thin black stripe along the exterior edges.

The Cross (for Reserve Troops) features a blue ribbon, with one black stripe, one yellow stripe, and two white stripes along the exterior edges.

The Cross (for Doctors and Clergy) features a white ribbon, with three black stripes.

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