The Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter, or in English, the "Cross of Honour of the German Mother", often referred to colloquially as the Mutterehrenkreuz (Mother’s Cross of Honour) or simply Mutterkreuz (Mother’s Cross), was a state decoration and civil order of merit conferred by the government of the German Reich to honour a “Reichsdeutsche” (Imperial German) mother for exceptional merit to the German nation.
Eligibility was later extended to include Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) mothers. The decoration was conferred from between 1939 until 1945 in three grades: bronze, silver, and gold, to females who exhibited probity, exemplary motherhood, and who conceived and raised at least four or more children in the role of a parent.
MOTHERSCROSS #41138C Bronze Mother's Cross
The cross has the sunburst in the center area and then has the medallion which reads “The German Mother” around the rim. Inside is a white enamel field with black immobile swastika.
The reverse of the medal is also nicely patinated having the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.
A sound example of the type here.
Good Plus. $50.00
MOTHERSCROSS #41137C Mother's Cross Lapel Ribbon
This brooch was meant to be worn on the lapel. It is essentially a miniature Mother's Cross, faithfully reproduced right down to the colored enamel. There is a very small chip on the left leg of the cross. The tiny cross is suspended from a bow fashioned from the same blue and white striped ribbon used to suspend the standard sized award.
The reverse of the cross is also the same as the standard counterpart, having the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.
The original pin is present, attached to the rear of thebow.
An interesting Mother's Cross variant here.
MOTHERSCROSS #40207 Miniature Bronze Mother's Cross
The reverse of the cross has the same dating and Hitler facsimile signature as the larger standard version.
There is no ribbon or backing with this miniature.
MOTHERSCROSS #40104C Bronze Mother's Cross with Ribbon
The ribbon is in the standard white grosgrain type, with blue center and edge stripes.
A decent Mother's Cross here.
This Silver Mother’s Cross has a little oxidation to the silvered areas but they are still all there. The enamel to all of the legs remains in perfect condition. There is an applied medallion in the center also having an oxidized border. The white enamel field and black mobile swastika are in perfect condition.
The reverse of the medal has good silvering and is stamped with the inception date, “16 Dezember 1938” and is complete with the Hitler signature. There is a short blue and white striped ribbon attached.
This Bronze Mother’s Cross has very fine blue and white enamel to the legs and the bronze sunburst and center round medallion have a nice patination to their surfaces. The center field has perfect white enamel as does the black immobile swastika. The reverse of the medal is engraved "16.Dezember 1938”, complete with the usual facsimile Adolf Hitler signature.
This particualr medal comes with a very long, blue and white striped ribbon. A nice cross here!.
Excellent Plus. $75.00