Germany - Imperial: Principality of Reuss: The Princely Reuss Cross of Honour, 2nd Class without Swords, gold and enamels, lacking three of the central gold rays, incorrect ribbon. Rare.

Price: £425.00


Product ID: CMA/27532
Condition: lacking three of the central gold rays, enamel work however in very good condition, but only Fine.
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Germany - Imperial: Principality of Reuss: The Princely Reuss Cross of Honour, 2nd Class without Swords, gold and enamels, lacking three of the central gold rays, incorrect ribbon. Rare.

Condition: lacking three of the central gold rays, enamel work however in very good condition, but only Fine.

The Princely Reuss Cross of Honour was instituted on 24th May 1869 by Prince Heinrich XIV of Reuss-Gera (Reuss Younger Line) and in 1885 and 1897 silver and gold merit medals were added for non-commissioned officers and other ranks. In 1909, swords were added for military awards and on 9th January 1915 a war ribbon was created. In 1902, when Prince Heinrich XXII of Reuss Greiz (Reuss Older Line) died, his heir, Prince Heinrich XXIV was considered incapable of discharging his duties and Prince Heinrich XXVII, son of the reigning prince of Reuss Gera, was made Regent and the award of the Cross and its associated medals was extended to Reuss Greiz. The combined population of the two principalities was less than 250,000 and the decoration is relatively rare.