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Medal - Military Merit Cross, 2nd Class, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, 1914 Reg. No: NU 38213
- 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
|Dimensions:||52 mm (Height), 45 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||military medals|
|Themes this item is part of:||Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Decorations - Military|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|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).
|Shape:||Cross & loop|
|Issued By:||Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, 1914|
http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RELAWM01357/ accessed Aug 2014