(No3273) Imperial German army bronze belt buckle WW1 GOTT MIT UNS - GOD WITH US

(No3273) Imperial German army bronze belt buckle WW1 GOTT MIT UNS - GOD WITH US, NICE CONDITION, THERE IS A SMALL BUMP ON THE CROWN

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Gott mit uns (God with us) is a phrase commonly associated with the German military from the German Empire to the end of the Third Reich, although its historical origins are far older, ultimately tracing back to the Hebrew term Immanuel from the Bible. Nobiscum deus ('God with us') was a battle cry of the late Roman Empire and of the Byzantine Empire. In the 17th century, the phrase Gott mit uns was used as a 'field word', a means of recognition akin to a password, by the army of Gustavus Adolphus at the battles of Breitenfeld (1631), Lützen (1632) and Wittstock (1636) in the Thirty Years' War. In 1701, Frederick I of Prussia changed his coat of arms as Prince-Elector of Brandenburg. The electoral scepter had its own shield under the electoral cap. Below, the motto Gott mit uns appeared on the pedestal. The Prussian Order of the Crown was Prussia's lowest ranking order of chivalry, and was instituted in 1861. The obverse gilt central disc bore the crown of
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