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ANHALT – FREDRICH CROSS – 1914 – 2ND CLASS

SKU: 05-1785

$165.00

Anhalt was a small principality ruled by Prince Friedrich, with an 1890 population of 271,000, so small that it fielded a single Infantry Regiment. With WW I’s outbreak and Kaiser Wilhelm’s re-institution of the Iron Cross in 1914, many other states, including Anhalt, brought forward their own versions….

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ANHALT – FREDRICH CROSS (Friedrich Kreuz) – 1914 – 2ND CLASS

Anhalt was a small principality ruled by Prince Friedrich, with an 1890 population of 271,000, so small that it fielded a single Infantry Regiment. With WW I’s outbreak and Kaiser Wilhelm’s re-institution of the Iron Cross in 1914, many other states, including Anhalt, brought forward their own versions.

Anhalt had two Iron Cross equivalents:

  • Instituted on 12 December 1914.
  • The first was the Friedrich Cross. We refer to it as their 2nd Class example, since it sported a ribbon (as did the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class).
  • The second version was the Friedrich Cross Steckkreuz (pinback), which had a pin attached to its plain back.

 

The Friedrich Cross 2nd Class from the Principality of Anhalt.

  • Bronze-toned
  • Obverse sports a royal crown, Friedrich of Anhalt’s cypher, and the year, 1914
  • The reverse displays the phrase “For Service in War.”
  • Loop for suspension
  • Overall near extremely fine condition

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ANHALT – FREDRICH CROSS (Friedrich Kreuz) – 1914 – 2ND CLASS

Anhalt was a small principality ruled by Prince Friedrich, with an 1890 population of 271,000, so small that it fielded a single Infantry Regiment. With WW I’s outbreak and Kaiser Wilhelm’s re-institution of the Iron Cross in 1914, many other states, including Anhalt, brought forward their own versions.

Anhalt had two Iron Cross equivalents:

  • Instituted on 12 December 1914.
  • The first was the Friedrich Cross. We refer to it as their 2nd Class example, since it sported a ribbon (as did the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class).
  • The second version was the Friedrich Cross Steckkreuz (pinback), which had a pin attached to its plain back.

 

The Friedrich Cross 2nd Class from the Principality of Anhalt.

  • Bronze-toned
  • Obverse sports a royal crown, Friedrich of Anhalt’s cypher, and the year, 1914
  • The reverse displays the phrase “For Service in War.”
  • Loop for suspension
  • Overall near extremely fine condition

TO VIEW MORE ITEMS RELATED TO ANHALT – CLICK HERE

TO READ MORE ABOUT FRINCE FRIEDRICH – CLICK HERE

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Dimensions1.5 × 1.5 in