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1914 Iron Cross 1st Class

Prussia - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class on screw back

Prussia - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class on screw back

ITEM K-8022
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DESCRIPTion, DETaILS & Photos
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PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
MATERIAL silver
DIMENSIONS 42,4 x 42,7 mm
OEK 1908
MAKER view maker
WEIGHT 26,5 g
LOT K-8022
EAN 2000000658414
LOT K-8022
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
EAN 2000000658414
MATERIAL silver
DIMENSIONS 42,4 x 42,7 mm
OEK 1908
MAKER view maker
WEIGHT 26,5 g
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
LOT K-8022
MATERIAL silver
DIMENSIONS 42,4 x 42,7 mm
EAN 2000000658414
OEK 1908
MAKER view maker
WEIGHT 26,5 g
Imperial Germany
1914 Iron Cross 1st Class


Description

Iron Cross 1st class, 1914, made from silver. On the reverse a cross-shaped plate with silver content mark "800" and round screw disc with a bracket, marked with the number "653146" and the design protection mark "D.R.G.M.", here the silver content mark "800". The body of the cross itself with silver content mark "900" and the coat of arms-shaped company signet of the company Meybauer in Berlin. Unworn condition with fully preserved polishing shine and beautiful, grown age patina.

Impossible to find in this condition.


Condition
1-
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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