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A Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter 1. Stufe. Here's a nice example of a miniature lapel version bronze Cross of Honor of the German Mother! These lapel version were offered, for purchase, to eligible mothers who had conceived and raised four to five children and exhibited probity, exemplary motherhood. These crosses were introduced by decree in Berlin on 16 December 1938 by Chancellor of Germany (Reichskanzler) Adolf Hitler. These lapel versions were intended for everyday wear as opposed to formal wear (full sized cross). It is a two piece construction made out die struck bronze base that has been bronze washed and includes blue, black and white enamel work. The obverse is in the form of a Christian cross and shows; a centrally place black static swastika above a white base, that is surrounded by “Der Deutschen Mutter” (The German Mother) and is in front of a sunburst pattern. The reverse shows a flat back with a recessed: “16. December 1938” along with two styles of Hitler’s facsimile signature.The enamel work is in wonderful shape being 98%+ intact. The cross measures approximately 7/8 of an inch tall by 5/8 of an inch wide. Included is a slightly frayed and soiled blue and white rayon bow tie ribbon. There is no pin. A beautiful example to accommodate your bronze mothers cross!
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