Cross, War Merit

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Circa 1940s
A German War Merit Cross (2nd Class). The bronze plated Maltese cross with flat edges and a pebbled centre. It also features a pair of crossed swords and a swastika and wreath at the centre. " 1939 " is marked on the reverse. A simple ring suspension attaches the cross to red, white and black striped ribbon.
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Circa 1940s
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This medal was gifted to Taranaki Museum as part of the large collection of medals of prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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