Silesian Eagle, II Class

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  • Silesian Eagle, II Class (in silvered tombac) Obverse
  • Silesian Eagle, II Class (in silvered tombac) Obverse
  • Silesian Eagle, II Class (in silvered tombac) Reverse
  • Silesian Eagle, II Class (in silvered tombac) Reverse
  • Silesian Eagle, II Class (in silvered tombac) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    January 12, 1919
  • remarks
    This award was manufactured by several makers and as such, badges can be found in a variety of sizes and compositions. All awards manufactured after 1957 were made by Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid.

History


The Medal was instituted in two classes by Lieutenant-General Friedrich von Friedebrurg, commander of the 6th Army Corp on January 12, 1919.

The Medal was conferred upon military personnel who rendered active service in the Silesian border campaigns against Polish nationals.

The award was renewed in 1921, and previous recipients of the award could add an oak leaf wreath or crossed swords to the obverse. The crossed swords were added to recognize outstanding bravery in combat, while the oak leaf wreath was added to recognize additional non-combat merit.

The Badges were designed by Professor Theodor von Gosen.

The Badge was unofficial and veterans were required to purchase it for themselves.

The obverse inscription translates to, “For Silesia.”

II Class was conferred upon military personnel who rendered three months of service. It features a ring fastening device above the eagles head.

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Versions

  • Price

    $125+ USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Tombac/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    32x42.5mm

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  • Price

    $100+ USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Zinc/Lacquered

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    32.5x42.5mm

  • Maker

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  • Price

    $100+ USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Iron/Lacquered

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    31.5x42.5mm

  • Maker

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  • Price

    $100+ USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Bronze/Patinated Bronze/Lacquered

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    32x42.5mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $175+ USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Bronze/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    32x42.5mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $175+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    31x42mm

  • Maker

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  • Price

    $175+ USD

  • Composition

    Lacquered

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    31x42mm

  • Maker

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  • Price

    $225+ USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Bronze/Patinated Bronze/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    31x42mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $250+ USD

  • Composition

    Lacquered

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    31x42mm

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  • Price

    $425+ USD

  • Composition

    Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    31x42mm

  • Maker

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  • Price

    $375+ USD

  • Composition

    Lacquered

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR SCHLESIEN

  • Size

    31x42mm

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