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Posted 5 years ago


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As per Chrisnp’s request the next four posts will show both sides of the four awards illustrated to show German awards with cross top crowns.

Saxe-Weimar Home Front Cross of Merit.

All four of these medals are from the First World War.


  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    Thanks so much for going through the effort of posting these!

    The medals of the various kingdoms, duchies, city states, etc. of the German Empire have always had an attraction for me, but I don’t have a good single reference work for them - any suggestions?
  2. Militarist Militarist, 5 years ago
    If you can read German I would say two books. The modern reprint of Hessenthal and Schreiber which can be found on ebay and on some dealer lists or at shows and the Orden & Ehrenzeichen book by Nimmergut. For starters check out the Wehrmacht Awards site which has a good Imperial era section.
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    May I ask whose profile is on the obverse of this medal, please? Thank you, sir - another very fine series!
  4. Militarist Militarist, 5 years ago
    Thanks. Good question miKKo, that is Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst who reigned from 1901-1918. He abdicated as did all the rest of the German rulers at the end of WWI.

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