The metal cross 1830-1831 Dutch award MMW 31

The metal cross 1830-1831 Dutch award MMW 31
Beautiful bronze cross for conscripts, the so called Hasselt cross

The metal cross 1830-1831 is a Dutch Award and honour mark that was granted in 1831 to conscripts who had participated in the ten days campaign. It was set up by King William I to Royal Decree no. 70 of September 12, 1831 and was awarded to all who are in the army or the Royal Navy and participated in the operations of the years 1830 and 1831.

The metal cross is a four armed bronze cross with a width of 29 millimetres.

The front shows the crowned "W" in a wreath consisting of a branch of oak leaves (left) and a branch of bay leaves (right).

The reverse has the same wreath, the years "1830-1831" are engraved within.

On the arms of the cross is the text "TRUE to / King / and / homeland".

The cross has no orange/blue ribbon.

The metal cross is also known as the Hasselt cross. The bronze for the cross came from some guns that was won during the battle of Hasselt, a Dutch victory on August 8, 1831.

Condition of this lot:
Offered is a fine specimen of the metal cross without ribbon. The cross has a nice light brown patina without spots.
The suspension eye is also intact.

If at the request of the buyer within Netherlands or abroad this lot will be shipped with track and trace and/or by registered mail, the postage that are max. € 11.95. should be paid to the seller.
Of course local pickup is also an option.

Sending by regular mail is free.

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