Here we have a very unique Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross 1914 and a Spange to the Iron Cross. The obverse features; a pattee style cross that has a centrally placed embossed “W” (cypher for King Wilhelm II), below a Kings crown (top arm) and above “1914” (lower arm ‐ institution date August 5th 1914), which is all on a black base and surrounded by a silvered ribbed/beaded row and a flat outlying border. The reverse shows a centrally placed three piece oak leaf and acorn cluster, below a “FW” (cypher for King Friedrich Wilhelm III) and a Kings crown and is above “1813”, and is all surrounded by that same border. 95%+ of the paint remains intact and the frame has a beautiful silver remaining! To the top is an integral loop and ring that holds approximately 4 inches of black and white rayon ribbon. Attached to the ribbon is a 2nd Class Spange. The 2nd Class Spange is constructed out of a die struck alloy base that has been silver washed. The obverse of the badge depicts a German national eagle, with out-stretched wings clutching a wreathed swastika within its talons and is above a trapezoid shaped pebbled bannered that reads “1939”. The full back reverse retains two soldered on flat wire prongs. It continues to retain beautiful detail! The piece measures approximately 11/16 of an inch wide by 3 inches tall. Just try to find another!
|Price:||$246.46 $289.95 USD|
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