Germany – Imperial – Lippe-Detmold: 1914 War Merit Cross, with unofficial clasp ‘Somme’
Condition: Good very fine
The War Merit Cross was a military decoration of the Principality of Lippe. Established on 8 December 1914, by Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe, it could be awarded to combatants and to non-combatants for significant contributions to the war effort. The cross was awarded approximately 18,000 times to combatants and 1,100 times to non-combatants.