Previous Page

MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 1870 – 2nd CLASS

SKU: 05-1762

$595.00

The Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross (Militärverdienstkreuz) was established by Friedrich Franz II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on August 5, 1848.

Mecklenburg-Schwerin, a grand duchy located in northern Germany, was a member of the German Confederation and later the German Empire….

 

 

Height: in
Width: 1.75in
Length: 1.75in

 

MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 1870 – 2nd CLASS 

The Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross (Militärverdienstkreuz) was established by Friedrich Franz II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on August 5, 1848.

Mecklenburg-Schwerin, a grand duchy located in northern Germany, was a member of the German Confederation and later the German Empire.

The Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s Military Merit Cross came in two classes, a pinback 1st Class and a 2nd Class worn from a ribbon, both were awarded without regard to rank and both were awarded for specific campaigns, This is indicated by a date on the bottom arm of the cross.

Our military merit cross 1870 version was created for the Franco-Prussian War, where Mecklenburg troops fought as part of the 17. Division. In this war, a number of officers and soldiers received both the Iron Cross and the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross.

Well preserved bronze gilt cross (similar to the Iron Cross but with slightly narrower arms)

  • The obverse is a crown on the upper arm
  • The initials of Friedrich Franz in the center
  • The date at the bottom of the lower arm
  • The reverse reads “Für Auszeichnung im Kriege” (“For distinction in the war”)
  • The NON combatants ribbon is red with light blue and yellow narrow edge stripes

 

TO VIEW MORE ITEMS RELATED TO MECKLENBURG-SCHWEIRN

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE MERIT CROSS – CLICK HERE

In stock


Description

 

MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 1870 – 2nd CLASS 

The Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross (Militärverdienstkreuz) was established by Friedrich Franz II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on August 5, 1848.

Mecklenburg-Schwerin, a grand duchy located in northern Germany, was a member of the German Confederation and later the German Empire.

The Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s Military Merit Cross came in two classes, a pinback 1st Class and a 2nd Class worn from a ribbon, both were awarded without regard to rank and both were awarded for specific campaigns, This is indicated by a date on the bottom arm of the cross.

Our military merit cross 1870 version was created for the Franco-Prussian War, where Mecklenburg troops fought as part of the 17. Division. In this war, a number of officers and soldiers received both the Iron Cross and the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross.

Well preserved bronze gilt cross (similar to the Iron Cross but with slightly narrower arms)

  • The obverse is a crown on the upper arm
  • The initials of Friedrich Franz in the center
  • The date at the bottom of the lower arm
  • The reverse reads “Für Auszeichnung im Kriege” (“For distinction in the war”)
  • The NON combatants ribbon is red with light blue and yellow narrow edge stripes

 

TO VIEW MORE ITEMS RELATED TO MECKLENBURG-SCHWEIRN

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE MERIT CROSS – CLICK HERE

Additional information

Dimensions1.75 × 1.75 in