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PRUSSIA. Kyffhäuser Cross of Merit (PREUSSEN. Kyffhäuser-Verdienst-Kreuz), miniature
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PRUSSIA. Kyffhäuser Cross of Merit (PREUSSEN. Kyffhäuser-Verdienst-Kreuz), miniature
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Silvered metal cross pattée with panelled arms, with the initials ‘PLKV’ (for Preussischer Landes Kriegern Verband = Prussian State Veterans Association) between the arms, with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular central medallion bearing the radiant Kyffhäuserdenkmal (Kyffhäuser Monument); the reverse with a circular central medallion inscribed in Gothic script ‘Für Verdienst im Kriegervereins Wesen’ (for Merit in War Veterans Association); diameter 16.4mm (0.64 inches); on replaced correct ribbon.

The Cross was instituted after World War I to recognise meritorious service in the Preußischer Landes Kriegern Verband, equivalent of the British and American Legions, in its philanthropic, charitable and social work.

The Kyffhäuser Monument was built in 1890-1896 on the summit of the Kyffhäuser Mountain in Thuringia at the suggestion of the 19th Century German War Veterans Federation.

The Cross is quite rare in miniature.

 
PRUSSIA. Kyffhäuser Cross of Merit (PREUSSEN. Kyffhäuser-Verdienst-Kreuz), miniature
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