Very hard to come by. Up for sale is an original German Imperial Order of the Zähringer Lion, with Oak leaves, Commander Grade, Military Medal.
They are hard to come by from what I understand. It measures roughly 1 5/8. I placed a quarter and stick rule next to the medal for size comparison. Silver filigree cross, with bronzed crossed swords, with green enamel cross arms, with central painted Zähringer castle in ruins, with roped brass border.The reverse, with central silver cross and red enamel field with brass rampant lion, with filigree design within cross arms. The 3 branched set of burnished brass oak leaves forms the central suspension ring, which hooks through the suspension loop of the cross. For special awards, the order was granted with oak leaves and from 1866 could also be awarded with crossed swords for military services. It came in five different classes. Please research on the web as to the different class's of this order to assertion the class o f the one that I have listed. The item "GERMAN MEDALS- Baden Imperial-WW 1-'Grand Duchey Order of the Zähringer Lion" is in sale since Wednesday, January 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Medals, Pins & Ribbons". The seller is "london1666" and is located in Catawba, North Carolina.
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