In very good condition, cross is without any damage, perfect enamel. Ribbon is also excellent condition. Golden Merit Cross with Crown: Excellent condition cross in heavily gilt bronze.Marked on the suspension ring. War ribbon for military merit earned in combat.
This medal was instituted in 1914. Cross weights 14.04 grams without ribbon. Made by Etuis & Cassetten Fabrik JG Bergamann of Wein. Type I Case: A dark blue fabric over cardboard case, which is 2 inches wide and 4 inches long.The fabric has a pebbled finish. On the outer lid is the following gilt inscription in two lines: D. The inside of the lid is white satin with a gold imperial coat of arms.
The inside of the bottom of the case is white fitted plush. The case is fitted with the portion designed to hold the cross being raised. There is no maker logo in the case. Case is dated and marked on the bottom.
See my other auctions with military and other items! Please feel free to ask any questions. We strive to satisfy our customers. The item "Original WWI Austrian Imperial Gold Merit Cross & Crown with War Ribbon in Case" is in sale since Wednesday, May 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Austria-Hungary".
The seller is "jessca*2001" and is located in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.