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ANHALT – FRIEDRICH CROSS – 1st CLASSSKU: 05-1758
This is the Friedrich Cross 1st Class from Anhalt. It is bronze toned and was considered the equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. It was awarded in small numbers after WW I….
ANHALT – ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR JUBILEE BADGE – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 93SKU: 01-687
This is a one-hundred-year anniversary badge that commemorates Anhaltisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 93. The regiment was founded in 1807. Bataillon Nr 1 and Bataillon Nr 3 were garrisoned at Dessau, while Bataillon Nr 2 was garrisoned at Zerbst. The regiment was attached to the IV. ArmeeKorps. The badge is very well made. It is gilt-toned and measures 2″ x 1 3/4.” It features the Duke of Anhalt’s cypher. The cypher is surrounded by oak leaves and displays a crown at the top. At the badge’s top is a magenta, green, and white ribbon. It is a pinback badge, whose sturdy pin runs vertically down the badge.
ANHALT – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 93SKU: 04-766 XKGJT
It has been some time since we have had the pleasure of offering a pickelhaube from the very small Duchy of Anhalt, Saxony’s neighbor. In 1900, the population of Anhalt was 271,963. Its capital was located in Dessau. Its final reigning Duke was Friedrich II, who ruled from 1904-1918. Anhaltisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr 93 was founded in 1807 during the Napoleonic Wars. Bataillone Nrs 1 and 3 were garrisoned in Dessau, while Bataillon Nr 2 was based at Zerbst. The regiment was assigned to the IV. Armeekorps……
ANHALT – PICKELHAUBE / SPIKED HELMET – RESERVE OFFICER – INFANTRY-REGIMENT NR 93SKU: 04-832
Reserve officer pickelhaube from Anhaltisches Infantry-Regiment Nr 93. This regiment was raised in 1807 and was garrisoned at Dessau and Zerbst. It was assigned to the IV. Armeekorps.
The overall condition of the leather body of this spiked helmet is quite pleasing with light blemishes. The wappen and coat of arms for Anhalt, is brass and has bright fire gilding. Below the Anhalt coat of arms, we see a silver reserve officer cross. The chin scales, base, officer stars, base, pearl ring, and spike are all brass. The final detail to the exterior include the Saxon pattern Anhalt state kokarde in green which we see in the ribbons for decorations from this state and the Reich kokarde. I personally favor this pattern kokarde over the much simpler Prussian pattern…..