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Hi

Some orders describe their Commanders Cross first Class as 2a whilst others, such as the PROA give it as 2mSt would not that be virtually the same and therefore can't I just write PROA2a?

Or would that be wrong.

Would like to hear your opinion

regards

David

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Weeeeell, it's not that easy. With the Prussians there's something very special: the star to the 2nd classes of REO and CO were grades on their very own, awarded later than the crosses. With most other German state merit orders it was different. In Baden e.g., and I think most worked like that, there were commander's 1st and 2nd class, awarded with or without star - however, as one class, not as two.

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