|A boxed example of a very rare Silver Spanish Cross without swords, privately purchased award attributed to Rudolf Wachtler & Lange complete it's LDO box. These privately purchased awards would be purchased by the recipient to be worn in place of his issue awards or on his different uniforms. This rare award without swords was awarded to non combatants and is much rarer than the version with swords.
Only 327 were awarded but more LDO examples such as this one would have been produced. You could only purchase an LDO award if you could prove you were entitled to the award.