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Iron Cross 1st Class 1914 - Aviator Style

Iron Cross 1st Class 1914 - Aviator Style

Iron Cross 1st Class 1914 - Aviator Style

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PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
MATERIAL iron, silver
DIMENSIONS 43 x 42.9 mm
OEK 1908
MAKER
WEIGHT 24.3 g
US LOT
EAN 3000000008409
US LOT
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
EAN 3000000008409
MATERIAL iron, silver
DIMENSIONS 43 x 42.9 mm
OEK 1908
MAKER
WEIGHT 24.3 g
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
US LOT
MATERIAL iron, silver
DIMENSIONS 43 x 42.9 mm
EAN 3000000008409
OEK 1908
MAKER
WEIGHT 24.3 g
Imperial Germany
Iron Cross 1st Class 1914 - Aviator Style


Description

This Iron Cross 1st Class from 1914 is made from a 800 marked silver frame and a magnetic core. Cross is mounted on zinc disk with two screws for a tighter fit on the uniform.

Very likely worn by an aviator.

Very rare variant.


Condition
2-
Historical information
Award period
1914 - 1924
OEK
1908
Institution date
March 17, 1813
Instituted by
King Frederick William III of Prussia

King Frederick William III of Prussia initially created the Iron Cross as a military decoration on March 17, 1813, during the Napoleonic Wars. The Iron Cross was also awarded during the Franco-Prussian War (1870), World War I (1914), and World War II (1939).

The Iron Cross was usually a military decoration only but awarded to civilians for performing military functions in a few instances.

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