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ANHALT. Friedrich Cross (Friedrich-Kreuz), 1914-1918
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ANHALT. Friedrich Cross (Friedrich-Kreuz), 1914-1918
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Darkened bronze cross pattée with oak leaf wreath between the arms, with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular central medallion bearing the cipher of Duke Friedrich II, the crown of Anhalt on the upper arm, the date ‘1914’ on the lower arm; the reverse with a large circular central medallion inscribed ‘FÜR VERDIENST IM KRIEGE’ (for merit in war); age-toned; on replaced correct ribbon.

The Cross was created by Duke Friedrich II on 12 December 1914 for officers, military officials, non-commissioned officers and other ranks, as well as other persons, without regard for rank or status, who showed particular excellence in the theatre of war or exemplary conduct on the home front in support of the war (‘für Offiziere, Militärbeamte, Unteroffiziere und Mannschaften sowie für sonstige Personen ohne Unterscheid des Ranges und Standes, die sich auf dem Kriegsschauplatz besonders ausgezeichnet oder während des Krieges im Heimatsgebiet hervorragend betätigt haben’).

The Cross was suppressed at the end of 1918.

The population of the Duchy of Anhalt was less than 350,000 at the time of World War I and its awards are hard to find.

 
ANHALT. Friedrich Cross (Friedrich-Kreuz), 1914-1918
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ANHALT. Friedrich Cross (Friedrich-Kreuz), 1914-1918
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ANHALT. Friedrich Cross (Friedrich-Kreuz), 1914-1918
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