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Prussian Red Cross medal 2nd and 3rd class

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Dear fellow collectors,

here I have the Prussian pre-ww1 regulations from 1913 when it comes to medals. I noticed that the Prussian Red Cross medal 2nd class ranks quite a bit higher than the Red Cross medal 3rd class, can anyone give an explanation for this? I will attach the regulations.

Kind regards, Laurentius


  • Prussian iron cross (1813/1870, the 1914 iron cross had not yet been instated)

  • House order of Hohenzollern with swords

  • Prussian Red Eagle order with swords

  • Prussian Crown order with swords

  • Prussian Military Merit Cross in gold

  • Prussian Military Decoration 1st and 2nd class

  • Russian Order of Saint George

  • Austrian Maria-Theresia-Orden

  • Prussian life-saving medal

  • House order of Hohenzollern on peacetime ribbon (statute ribbon)

  • Prussian Order of the Red Eagle on peacetime ribbon (statute ribbon)

  • Prussian Crown Order on peacetime ribbon (statute ribbon)

  • Prussian Red Cross medal 2nd class

  • Prussian general decoration awards

  • Prussian long service awards (Both the version for officers and enlisted men)

  • Medals to the Prussian orders, and the Kriegerverdienst medal

  • House order of Hohenzollern honour cross

  • Prussian Red Cross medal 3rd class

  • 1864 Düppel and Alsen Cross for the Danish war

  • 1870/71 war medal (only one could be worn)

  • 1866 war cross (only one could be worn)

  • 1864 war medal

  • Colonial medal with retrospective campaign clasps

  • South-west Africa medal and China medal

  • Hohenzollern campaign medal for the uprising of 1848/49

  • Jerusalem cross

  • Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II coronation medals

  • Hessen jubilee awards

  • Hanoverian jubilee awards

  • Orders from other German states

  • Orders from other European states (except for the Order of Saint George and the Maria-Theresia-Orden)

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