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Medal - Military Merit Cross, 2nd Class, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, 1914 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 38213

Summary:
Mecklenberg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross, 2nd class, issued by Germany in 1914.

"Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II established the Military Merit Cross on 5 August 1848. It was re-authorised for issue on 28 February, 1915, by Friedrich Franz IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The new version was dated 1914 and awards were back issued to the beginning of the war. During World War I the Cross could also be awarded to non-combatants, including those supporting the war effort on the home front."
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Height), 45 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: military medals
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Decorations - Military
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
DateEra: 1914 AD
Obverse Description: Bronze gilt cross with crown at the top, "FF" (the initials of Friedrich Franz) in the centre, and the date "1914" at the base.
Reverse Description: Reverse bears the text: "Fur Auszeichnung im Kriege" (For Meritorious Service in War).
Inscriptions: Obverse reads: "FF / 1914".
Reverse reads: "FUR AUSZEICHNUNG IM KRIEGE" (For Meritorious Service in War).
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, 1914
References: References:
http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RELAWM01357/ accessed Aug 2014

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