39th Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1565 lots has ended on 27th September 2020. 86% of all lots sold

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Major Oskar Prager - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class (engraved)

Major Oskar Prager - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class (engraved)

Major Oskar Prager - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class (engraved)

LOT 49-0359
SOLD
Auction ended        26th September 2020  |  05:58 pm CEST
RESULT
650,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %

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PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
OEK 1908
MAKER
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LOT 49-0359
EAN 2000000489629
LOT 49-0359
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000489629
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
OEK 1908
MAKER
WEIGHT
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 49-0359
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000489629
OEK 1908
MAKER
WEIGHT
Imperial Germany
Major Oskar Prager - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class (engraved)


Description

1914 Iron Cross 1st Class to Major Oskar Prager. Engraved on the reverse. Three-part construction. Iron core. The core has a fine hair crack. Original black paint. Lovely patina!

 

 


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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