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A fine original WWI German Bavarian Military Cross of Merit, 3rd class, with swords. Original ribbon is attached and shows some fading and color loss from age. Medal is in good condition with some patina, visible in photos. 


The Bavarian Military Merit Cross (Militär-Verdienstkreuz) was that kingdom's main decoration for bravery and military merit for enlisted soldiers. It was intended "to reward extraordinary merit by non-commissioned officers, soldiers, and lower-ranking officials." It was originally established on July 19, 1866 as the 5th Class of the Military Merit Order, which was the main decoration for bravery and military merit for officers and higher-ranking officials. Civilians acting in support of the army were also made eligible for the decoration.

WWI German Bavarian Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class (w/ Swords)

SKU: GER0236

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