A beautiful looking 900 silver Luftwaffe Silber Spanien-Kreuz mit Schwertern! The Silver Spanish Cross with Swords was awarded to those who had at least moderate combat experience, having participate in decisive battles. It is a multi-piece construction made out of a die struck 900 content silver base that has frosted highlights. The obverse depicts a convex pebbled Maltese style cross with two crossed broad swords and four Luftwaffe eagles to each corner, that has an encircled (separately soldered on) mobile swastika to the center. The concave full back reverse is marked “900” (silver content designation). It also has a soldered on flatwire catch, soldered block hinge and coke bottle pin. The detail and highlights are superb! It measures approximately 2 3/16 inches wide and tall. See page 482 of Previtera’s “Combat Badges of the Third Reich” Vol II. A gorgeous display piece!
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