GERMANY – RED CROSS MEDAL – 3rd CLASS – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE
This is the Red Cross Medal 3rd Class. It was awarded to those workers who assisted in Red Cross activities. The medal is gilt-toned and measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. The obverse features a cross. Each arm’s top is crowned. Among the arms are the letters W, R, V, and A. On the reverse we see “Fuer Verdienste um das Rothe Kreuz,” along with a branch of leaves.
Attached to the medal is a ribbon with a wide, red band, trimmed with two smaller red, black, and white bands. The ribbon is 1 3/4″ long. It is attached to the jump ring. The case is red leatherette and measures 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ x 3/4.” A name has been penned to the case’s upper lid, most likely the recipient from many decades ago. The name appears to be Cienna(e). Inside, we see a white, silk, upper liner and a black velvet lower half where the decoration is housed. The entire presentation is in very fine condition.