Hanseatic Cross

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  • Hanseatic Cross (in silvered bronze) Obverse
  • Hanseatic Cross (in silvered bronze) Obverse
  • Hanseatic Cross (in silvered bronze) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 14, 1915
  • makers
    A.J. Richter, Hamburg

History


The Cross was established by the Senate of Bremen, as well as the Hanseatic cities of Hamburg and Lübeck. It was conferred upon citizens of the three cities in recognition of meritorious service throughout the First World War (1914-1918).

The Cross was the three cities’ equivalent to the Prussian Iron Cross when it was conferred for bravery and combat merit.

The shape of the cross is consistent between Bremen, Hamburg, and Lübeck, but each city's cross features a different obverse image.

The Hanseatic Cross of Bremen was awarded around 20,000 times.

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Versions

  • Price

    $125 USD

  • Composition

    Silvered Bronze

  • Inscription

    Rev: FÜR VERDIENST IM KRIEGE 1914

  • Size

    40x40mm

  • Maker

    A. J. Richter, Hamburg

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  • Price

    $75-100 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Rev: FÜR VERDIENST IM KRIEGE 1914

  • Size

    40x40mm

  • Maker

    Koch & Bergenfeld

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