This is a fine example of both the award document and the actual Military Service Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The large-format document measures 13″ x 8 1/8.” The document was issued to a man who served in Reserve Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 36. The regiment was created in 1890 and garrisoned at Danzig, which was close to Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The document is dated 18 August 1917. It bears Friedrich Franz IV’s reproduction signature. The decoration looks similar to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, which was its equivalent. It has a gilt finish and is actually set up as a one-place medal bar. The blue, yellow, and red ribbon shows wear.