45th Contemporary History Auction

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1914 Iron Cross 1st Class - Verdun engraving - awarded by Wilhelm II.

1914 Iron Cross 1st Class - Verdun engraving - awarded by Wilhelm II.

1914 Iron Cross 1st Class - Verdun engraving - awarded by Wilhelm II.

LOT 56-1391
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Auction ended        21st November 2021  |  06:42 pm CET
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PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
OEK 1908
MAKER
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LOT 56-1391
EAN 2000000596679
LOT 56-1391
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
EAN 2000000596679
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
OEK 1908
MAKER
WEIGHT
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
LOT 56-1391
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000596679
OEK 1908
MAKER
WEIGHT
Imperial Germany
1914 Iron Cross 1st Class - Verdun engraving - awarded by Wilhelm II.


Description

Important Iron Cross 1st Class awarded by Kaiser Wilhelm II at Verdun to Leutnant Blue severing with Feldartillerie-Regiment 25.

1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. Classic three-part construction with iron core. Original paint to the core.
Correctly attached hinge, catch and pin. No repairs.

Maker's mark: "S W"
A rare period time engraving on the reverse "Lt. Blume F.A.R . 25 1.4.1915 Verdun"

 


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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