Posted 2 years ago
In a recent posting on this site a first timer asked a “what is it” question about a green enameled cross suspended from a hinged crown. After consulting a book limited to medals of the Nazi era he proclaimed that the medal in question was not German since it had a crown and cross! Our misguided friend, like so many others, fails to realize that by 1945 Germans have been issuing military medals for 150 years and only 12 of those years are covered by the book he mentioned. So just for the record I am illustrating 4 pre-Nazi German awards that are suspended from hinged crowns with crosses. The first is Bavarian and the rest are from the Combined Saxon Duchies, Saxe-Meiningen and Saxe-Weimar. Please note that none of these are Swedish or Danish.