Schleswig-Holstein Cross, 1849, in Bronze

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.SXK.0106.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$150+ USD

  • Reverse
  • Obverse

Estimated market value:

$150+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: AR Rev: 1849
  • Size
    34mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 14 grams.

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.

History


This 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.

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