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Anhalt - Friedrich Cross - 1914 - 2nd Class - Combatants

Anhalt - Friedrich Cross - 1914 - 2nd Class - Combatants

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Delve into the legacy of the small yet distinguished Imperial German Principality of Anhalt with the Combatant's Cross for True Service in the 2nd Class. This remarkable bronze-toned cross, measuring a compact 1.5" x 1.5," stands as a testament to the dedication and valor of its recipients during the tumultuous era of World War I.

On the obverse, this cross proudly displays Anhalt's Prince Friedrich's crowned royal cypher alongside the significant date, 1914. It is often likened to Anhalt's equivalent of the 1914 Iron Cross, symbolizing the commitment and bravery of those who served during this pivotal period. On the reverse, the decoration carries the simple yet profound legend, "For Service in War," encapsulating the sacrifices made by its recipients.

The Combatant's ribbon, though showing signs of age, remains authentic and true to its historical origins, adding to the medal's authenticity. The decoration itself, preserved in very fine condition, is a testament to the craftsmanship of the era and the honor it represented.

Given Anhalt's status as a smaller state within the German Empire, this decoration was awarded in smaller numbers to its native sons, as well as to their German and Austrian allies. Its rarity and historical significance make it a prized acquisition for collectors and enthusiasts alike, serving as a poignant reminder of the contributions made by the principality's soldiers during the Great War.

At our establishment, specializing in high-end original military artifacts, we take pride in presenting pieces like the Anhalt Friedrich Cross, which not only embody historical prestige but also tell a compelling story of valor and service. Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of Anhalt's rich history and heritage, a tribute to those who served during one of the most challenging periods in modern history.

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