Karl Troop Cross on a trifold ribbon issued by Austria, 1916.

The Karl Troop Cross was instituted on 13 December 1916 by Emperor Karl I of Austria-Hungary. The cross was awarded to all soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian Army and its allies who had served at the front for at least twelve weeks. It was awarded until the end of World War I.

Obverse Description

Cross pattée with inscription supported by a laurel wreath.

Reverse Description

Reverse bears Austrian and Hungarian Imperial crowns above the letter "C" (for Carolus [Karl I]) with the inscription "VITAM ET SANGVINEM", (With life and blood) and the date MDCCCCXVI, (1916).

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