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This Iron Cross is one of most crisp cores I have ever seen. Silver frame with cast Iron Core. An absolute text book cross that comes with 61 cm of old original ribbon. Smaller but original ribbon ring.
A most stunning set.
History Trader Inc., 521 Thorn Street #165, Sewickly, PA 15143-0165, USA
1870 - 1873
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.