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Third Reich period time manufactured 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class on screw back. L/16 maker marked to the back. Typical Third Reich period time design. Nice condition 2.
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.