Rote-Kreuz-Medaille 3. Klasse – Red Cross Medal 3rd Class
Reference: OEK 1872/2
Cross instituted on 1.10.1898 by the Emperor Wilhelm II, inspired by his wife Augusta Victoria (letters on face mean: W – Wilhelm, R – Rex A – Augusta, V – Victoria). Awarded to women and men for merits for the Red Cross, both in war as well in peacetime.
Variant zinc version, not common type, with small parallel loop.
Very nice condition, on narrow old ribbon, formed as bow.