German Empire, Kingdom of Württemberg, WWI - Three-Piece Medal Bar. Assembled, sometime around late-1934, for a Württemberg, front line, combatant, WWI veteran enlisted soldier who demonstrated military merit and fought bravely in the Great War. From left to right:
- 2nd Class Iron Cross 1914 (Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse 1914, reinstituted August 5, 1914).
- Württemberg - 2nd Class Knight's Cross Friedrich Order with Swords (Friedrichs-Orden Ritterkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern, instituted January 1, 1830, by King Wilhelm I, for civil and military services in memory of his father Friedrich. Come September 19, 1870, the knights cross was divided into 1st and 2nd class and swords were added for war service).
- Honor Cross of the World War 1914/1918 with Swords by G7 (Das Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914/1918, instituted July 13, 1934).
The bar consists of a stamped steel sheet metal base, that is covered to the front with each medal’s appropriate rayon ribbon and to the back with a dark blue wool, assembled with black stitching. The reverse also shows the appropriate: round wire tombak pin, hinge and catch assembly. They all remain in well working condition. It measures 3 7/8 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches tall. A rare award.