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1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Three-part construction. Iron core. The core looks partially repainted a long time ago. Comes with the ribbon for non-combatants and the "25" Jubilee Clasp. Not easy to find.
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.