Schleswig-Holstein Cross, 1849


SKU: 02.SXK.0106.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$150 USD

  • Schleswig-Holstein Cross, 1849 Obverse
  • Schleswig-Holstein Cross, 1849 Reverse

Estimated market value:

$150 USD


  • Country
  • Composition
  • Inscription
    Obv: AR Rev: 1849
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

The cross is bronze, 34mm across. The arms of the cross end in a double curve. On the obverse a central shield is edged by a wreath of laurel (left) and oak (right) leaves tied with a double bow at the bottom with a crown above and the initials AR in the centre. The reverse is similar but with 1849 in the centre. 14 grams.

A pebbled George’s cross with curved arms and a broad smooth edge, constructed of bronze. The cross arms feature a central indentation on the outer edge. The obverse centre medallion is surrounded by a wreath of laurel on the left and oak leaves on the right. It features the crowned and intertwined monogram ‘AR’. The reverse is similar, except that the medallion features the date ‘1849’. On a loop for suspension, on a yellow ribbon with broad light blue side stripes and narrow light blue borders.


The Schleswig-Holstein Cross was founded by King Albert to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Dybbøl on April 13, 1849.

The cross was conferred upon all the military personnel and doctors that had demonstrated merit while serving in Saxony's military units throughout the 1849 campaign.

The Saxon contingent consisted of one brigade and two regiments of infantry, one rifle battalion, one cavalry regiment, one six and one twelve-pounder battery and a pioneer detachment.

The obverse of the cross features the cypher AR for Albertus Rex, and the reverse shows the year 1849. The cross is embossed in one piece.


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