Germany – Imperial – States: Bremen Hanseatic Cross 1914-1918.
Condition: Nearly extremely fine
Each of the three ancient Hanseatic Cities – Bremen, Hamburg and Lübeck – issued a cross of similar design in World War I, differing only in the arms on the central medallion of the face, that for Bremen being instituted on 14 September 1915. The population of Bremen was about a quarter that of Hamburg and its Cross is consequentially found less often, 20,018 awards having been made. The Cross was suppressed at the end of 1918.