Jump to content
News Ticker
  • I am now accepting the following payment methods: Card Payments, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal
  • Latest News

    Recommended Posts

    Hello gents!

    I bought this nice photo. We see a lieutenenat of the 1.Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment.

    The photo must be taken before 1899, because since then the colours of the epaulettes changed into white.

    But I don´t know which cross he wears. I assume, it´s not a german one, isn´t it?

    Thanks a lot!

    1. Garde-Feldart.Rgt. (fahrende Abt., Leutnant, orden).jpg

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • 3 years later...

    Three and a half year, and no answer? I assume you learned it in the meantime, maybe at German Feldgrau forum, where we both interact. But for everyone else, and just in case you didn't: It's a cross of the society Frauenstein from the Free Imperial City of Frankfurt, as instituted by Holy Roman Emperor Franz II in 1804.


    With this additional information it should be possible to identify this man - although this decoration would not be mentioned in the Prussian rank lists. A certain military unit, however, should help to narrow down certain family names. The names of the families connected with the society are well known and published.


    I attached some pictures of exemplar No 1, made in Vienna in 1804, that I had the opportunity to posses for a while last year. For a more detailed description, in German only, unfortunately, please check my site.


    R02366 - 03761 b2.jpeg

    R02366 - 03761 c2.jpeg

    R02366 - 03761 d2.jpeg

    R02366 - 03761 e2.jpeg

    Edited by saschaw
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Create New...

    Important Information

    We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.