Merit Cross for Self-Sacrifice in Wartime

SKU: 02.OLD.0116.101.01

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  • Cross (Bronze gilt) Obverse
  • Cross (Bronze gilt) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    June 12, 1871

History


The Medal was founded by Grand Duke Nikolaus Friedrich Peter and was conferred upon men and women who rendered exceptional care of the sick and wounded as voluntary medical workers. It was also conferred upon individuals who demonstrated self-sacrificing loyalty by volunteering in other capacities to support the German war effort during the First World War.

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  • Price

    $500+ USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: P 1870/71

  • Size

    36x36mm

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    $250+ USD

  • Composition

    Ferrous-Metal gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: P 1870/71

  • Size

    36x36mm

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