This is a consignment item. It is the Düppeler Sturmkreuz für 1864 (Düppel Storming Cross of 1864) for 1864 Danish-Prussian War for Combatants. It refers to a decisive 18 April 1864 battle between the Prussians and the Danish at the Dybbøl Skanser (Danish)/Düppeler Schanzen (German)/Diipel Redoubt (English) [a large entrenchment meant to protect Denmark from invaders]. This bloody engagement caused considerable loss of lives on both sides, although the German forces were victorious. Their decisive win eventually resulted in a treaty that ceded Schleswig and Holstein to the Germans.
The silver-toned cross’s obverse features Prussia’s König Wilhelm I in profile. The reverse features “Düppel/18/Apr” and “1864” on the cross’s four arms. A crowned Prussian Eagle gripping a cannon in its talons appears in the medal’s center. It features a replacement ribbon for combatants.