BREMEN – HANSEATIC CROSS.
This is the Hanseatic Cross for the city-state of Bremen, of which approximately 20,000 were awarded. The Hamburg Hanseatic Cross was awarded 50,000 times. Lübeck, the smallest of the Hanseatic cities, awarded ITS Hanseatic Cross approximately 8,000 to 10,000 times. The cross’s obverse features red enamel arms. A silver key decorates the cross’s circular red enamel center. Its silver reverse features the phrase “Für Verdienst im Kriege” (For Service in War) and 1914. The enamel is undamaged and a short piece of the correct ribbon is included.