Dybbol Storm Cross (in war material, for Reserve Troops)

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SKU: 02.PRU.0121.101.01.004

Estimated market value:

$50+ USD

  • (in war material, for Reserve Troops)

Estimated market value:

$50+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    War Material
  • Inscription
    Obv: WILHELM KOENIG VON PREUSSEN Rev: DUPPEL 18 APR. 1864
  • Size
    31.5mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Cross (for Reserve Troops) is a scanned images from Das Düppeler Sturm-Kreuz by Louis Schneider. The book was published in 1867, and falls within the public domain in Canada {{PD-Canada- anon}} and the United States {{PD-1923}}. It is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the authors life plus 70 years or less. The image can be found at`: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Dueppeler-Sturmkreuz.jpg

History


The Cross was instituted by King Wilhelm I and was conferred upon individuals who rendered extraordinary services in both combative and non-combative roles during the storming of Dybbol in the German-Danish War.

The Cross 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) featured a ribbon with a blue centre section and white and black stripes along the exterior edges.

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

The Cross (for Reserve Troops) featured a blue ribbon, with a black centre stripe framed by two blue stripes, and thin white stripes along the exterior edges.

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

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