Belgium. Red Cross Society Cross of Recognition 1870

Product ID: JRE-970
Country: Belgium
Condition: VF

Belgium. Red Cross Society Cross of Recognition, with blank reverse. Gilt and enamel, unmarked.

This obscure award appears to have been awarded to Belgian Red Cross volunteers during the Franco-Prussian War era. Examples are known in gilt, silver and gilt with a crown suspension. The original ribbon appears to be grey with red edge stripes and have a rosette to denote upper grades. One known example has “1871″ engraved in the reverse center; another has a crown suspension.