LOT K-8206 PERIOD
EAN 2000000680149 MATERIAL iron, silver DIMENSIONS 41.0 x 45.2 mm MAKER WEIGHT 16.6 g
MATERIAL iron, silver DIMENSIONS 41.0 x 45.2 mm EAN 2000000680149 MAKER WEIGHT 16.6 g
Prussia - 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class
This Iron Cross features a silver frame with cast Iron Core. An absolute text book cross with original ribbon. Original ribbon ring.
A most stunning cross.
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.
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