Medal of honor
Object Place: Europe, Austria
Overall (Medal without ribbon): 40 x 40 mm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal, enamel, and ribbon
Not On View
Maltese cross-shaped medal of honor attached to red and white ribbon.
Obverse: Red enamelled arms to cross with gilt central medallion with double-headed eagle, enameled in black with red talongs, bearing red and white shield.
Reverse: Inscribed “Für Verdienft/im/Kriege/1914”.
Reverse: Inscribed "Für Verdienft/im/Kriege/1914".
By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)
 Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.
Frederick Brown Fund