LOT 54-1129 PERIOD
1870 — 1918
EAN 2000000587011 MATERIAL iron, silver DIMENSIONS 43x42.9 OEK 1908 MAKER WEIGHT 15.2 g
1870 — 1918
MATERIAL iron, silver DIMENSIONS 43x42.9 EAN 2000000587011 OEK 1908 MAKER WEIGHT 15.2 g
Finely engraved Iron Cross 1st Class, 1914
The Iron Cross 1st class, 1914, comes with the original case and the original and rare cardboard box. The cross has a real silver frame with the manufacturer's stamp "KO" and a lacquered iron core. The recipient has engraved the following text on the back of his Iron Cross:
In the middle of the cross arm: "Hauptmann d.R. Ernst Weichmann, R.I.R. 52, R.I.R. 208, M.-G. Officer at the Regts.-Stab., 1916-1920 France, Verdun, Noyon-Roye, Somme. 1917, Chemin des Dames 5.V.1917 – March 1920, Orleans, Montoine, Cholet, Chateaureux, in French. Captivity"
On the left arm of the cross:"1914 Belgium Sempst, Mechein, Antwerp, Yser, Langemarck."
On the right arm of the cross: "1915 Russia, Bug Army, Yaroslau, Rawa-Ruska, Pinsk."
Extremely fine engraving that can even be read with the naked eye. One of the best engravings we have seen so far and with the case and box an incredible and historical example of an Iron Cross on the Great War.
1914 - 1924
March 17, 1813
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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