I would appreciate it if anyone can help me with identifying this Maltese Cross. Thanks!

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Neat. It's WWI.

Prussian Merit Cross, instituted 5 December 1916 and awarded for patriotic war aid service, without regard to status or rank. Assuming it's genuine and not a copy, of course. It should have this on the reverse, and I'm surprised you didn't show it to help identification (if it does in fact have the correct reverse):

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Neat. It's WWI.

Prussian Merit Cross, instituted 5 December 1916 and awarded for patriotic war aid service, without regard to status or rank. Assuming it's genuine and not a copy, of course. It should have this on the reverse, and I'm surprised you didn't show it to help identification (if it does in fact have the correct reverse):

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It has seen better days, but looks real.
 
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Neat. It's WWI.

Prussian Merit Cross, instituted 5 December 1916 and awarded for patriotic war aid service, without regard to status or rank. Assuming it's genuine and not a copy, of course. It should have this on the reverse, and I'm surprised you didn't show it to help identification (if it does in fact have the correct reverse):

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Thank you Red-Coat! The reason I did not include the reverse is because it is exactly the same as the obverse. Both sides are identical. I found that this is a later version of the medal. Thank you again for identifying it. I appreciate it!
 

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Neat. It's WWI.

Prussian Merit Cross, instituted 5 December 1916 and awarded for patriotic war aid service, without regard to status or rank. Assuming it's genuine and not a copy, of course. It should have this on the reverse, and I'm surprised you didn't show it to help identification (if it does in fact have the correct reverse):

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Thank you Red-Coat! The medal I found is exactly the same on the front and back. Both sides are Identical. I found that it is a later version of the medal in your example. Thanks again for identifying it!
 

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Thank you Red-Coat! The medal I found is exactly the same on the front and back. Both sides are Identical. I found that it is a later version of the medal in your example. Thanks again for identifying it!

You're welcome. I didn't know about the later version with identical sides. Learn something new every day. Thanks for that info.
 

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