Order of Olga, Cross (in silver/gold, for Men)

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SKU: 01.WUT.0111.101.01.002

Estimated market value:

$800+ USD

  • Cross (for Men) (Silver/Gold) Obverse
  • Cross (for Men) (Silver/Gold) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$800+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Eduard Foehr, Stuttgart
  • Composition
    Silver/Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: KO Rev: 1870/1871
  • Size
    36x40mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Order of Olga, Cross (in silver/gold, for Men) is attributed to Hermann Historica Auctioneers, Munich. See the following page for more information: https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/l/100413/olga-orden_-_kreuz_des_ordens_fuer_herren?aid=107&Lstatus=0&ord=date_a&Accid=1238&currentpos=8

History


This Order was established during the Franco-Prussian War by King Charles. It was primarily awarded to women who demonstrated exceptional merit by providing voluntary aid to the wounded during the Franco-Prussian War. The Order was also infrequently awarded to men.

The eyelet surmounting the cross differed between the awards for women and men. The crosses awarded to women featured an eyelet that was parallel to the cross, while the crosses awarded to men featured an eyelet that was perpendicular to the cross.

The obverse of the decoration features the initials of King Charles intertwined with those of his wife, Queen Olga.

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