SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE – TRUE COMBATABTS SERVICE CROSS – 2nd CLASS
Schaumburg-Lippe was a small Imperial German Principality. Our offering today is its Combatant’s Cross for True Service in the 2nd Class. The gilt-toned cross measures 1.5” x 1.5.” Its obverse displays the legend “Für Treue Dienst,” Schaumburg-Lippe’s crowned royal cypher, and the date 1914. It is the Principality’s 1914 Iron Cross equivalent. The decoration’s reverse is plain. Its Combatant’s ribbon features three narrow white stripes and two wide blue stripes. The decoration is in very fine condition. As this was a smaller state, the decoration was awarded in smaller numbers to its native sons, as well as other German and Austrian allies.