Often seen in old photographs as worn by German and Austrian Nobility Archduke Eugen always proudly wore his breast cross. Obverse of the rulers with inscription to edge: Hard to find medal. Inscribed 'Die freunde des friedens'.
Bearing in mind that newer Post WW2 German Knights Order's insignia are of same design - however quality is considerably inferior. Bronze gilt with enamel. Loos, but not marked.
Majority of original black lacquer remains. Original ribbon, cross in blackened iron. We would grade it as a 'textbook' example cross , box in good condition - perfect for an open display. Complete with full neck ribbon and ties. Black enamelled cross with white edging, Imperial crown to center.
Darkening around the eyelet. Original fitted case of issue by: Bavaria, War against Austria cross in bronze. The 'Black Brunswickers' participated in many of the Napoleonic campaigns including Peninsular War and briefly re-taking their city of Braunschweig from the French in Somme, Champagne, Verdun and Argonne.
As issued to naval personnel Kriegsmarine , the common distinction being a bronze frame with light silver plating and non-iron core as iron would rust immediately while at sea. Deutsche Verdienstmedaille in Silber mit Schwertern. WW2 minesweeper badge in cloth. Black enamelled badges were a 'deluxe' version made some time in the 's.
Thinly struck with outstanding details. Superb example of this hard to find medal. Truly amazing piece for discerning collector. Shows age and wear, some dark spots throughout. Original ribbon is in poor shape and quite fragile.
Medal in bronze, 32mm dia and thick - 3. Rarely offered for sale. Mecklenburg-Schwerin, War Merit Cross - 2nd class. Reverse of coats of arms with scrolls below, Imperial crown upon a winged cherub to top. Silver plating somewhat worn.
Very interesting original ribbon, arranged in the tri-fold style with safety pin type fastener. Argonne Argonnen Cross Ger. Catch has been repaired but not detractive. Medal shows typical wear, no excessive damage.
Appears to be in silver. Teutonic - German Knights Order. Early example, riveted construction.
Rarely offered for sale. Few typical wear imperfections to the glass surface, nothing serious or detractive though. Cross measures 40mm in width, crown 19mm wide. Slight wear to black, otherwise excellent condition. Excellent example of this rare medal. At Langensalza, 30 volunteers from Gotha and vicinity, trained in nursing, hurried onto the battlefield.
Some old solder visible to bottom part of the badge around top and base of the bottom arm and in between center disk area , a few more areas also showing spotty solder. Excellent quality, multi part construction. Good details to all.
Nurnberg maker name is hard to make out , designed by: Marienburg fortress would not yield though. Great detail to all. Dark navy blue felt backing. Teutonic - German Knights Order. This design was used as shoulder board insignia.
Thinly struck with outstanding details. Medal in bronze, 32mm dia and thick - 3. This is the hardest one of the three Hansa Crosses to find as the fewest issued. Established in and quite rarely bestowed. Cross in silver, well finished. Bronze, ribbon arranged from different pieces in proper colour scheme hard backing.
Silesian eagle decorations are rarely marked Maybauer and Max Reich are the only marks we've ever encountered with Reich being rarer of the two. Any information would be most welcome. Neck badge of the Familiar of the Order or the Prior-Priest. Saxony - Meiningen WW1 military merit medal. Awarded to participants of the War with Denmark.
Excellent quality, silver - swords are gilded. Thin pin for fastening. Old, silk ribbon of proper colours. Light wear to silver plating.