Cross of General Honour, Civil Division

SKU: 02.SXK.0101.101.01

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  • Civil Division (in bronze gilt)
  • Civil Division (in bronze gilt)
  • Civil Division (in bronze gilt)

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    January 31, 1876

History


The cross was instituted by King Albert to recognize meritorious services, acts, and achievements.

This cross was founded to replace the Silver Medals awarded with the Albert Order and the Order of Merit, which were removed from their respective orders in 1876.

In 1901 crossed swords were added as an attribute for crosses awarded to recognize military merit in wartime. For individuals who had already been awarded a civil decoration and were to receive a military one, swords would be added under the ring.

From 1907, the name was changed from “General Badge of Honour” to “Cross of Honour” and a surmounting crown was added to awards for exceptional merit.

The Cross was manufactured in one piece, and the raised areas are polished.

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Versions

  • Price

    $75 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: AR

  • Size

    39mm

  • Maker

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  • Price

    $350 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: AR

  • Size

    38mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The Crown was added in 1907. The award weighs 19 grams.

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