Date Instituted

24 March 1883


Awarded for merit.

Number awarded



Photo courtesy of Dimitar Shakadanov

It was awarded in these classes:
Grand Cross
2nd Class
3rd Class
4th Class
5th Class (1st Grade)
5th Class (2nd Grade)
6th Class (1st Grade)
6th Class (2nd Grade)

Sources used

David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 4

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