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Title Unofficial Prussian widow's cross
Nationality German
Period c 1914-18

Marked on reverse with maker's punch, silver grade (900/800) and 'DRGM', it consists of a hand painted photograph of a Prussian artilleryman within a plastic glazed silver frame, enamelled black and engraved 'Gott mit uns', the motto of the Prussian army. It would have been worn by widows and mothers of casualties as a comemorative funerary cross.

The image has an age/damp stain to the side of the central figure, fairly typical for the age of the piece. It is now mounted on a piece of modern nylon ribbon for the Iron Cross, 2nd class, of 1914.

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[Militaria : Medals : German : 20th Century]


The buckle arrived, thank you very much! Very good package!! Thanks for the good and fast service..

C U, Germany, 07.04.2009

The helmet arrived the day before yesterday and I had a look at it today and everything looks perfect. You packed it up very well indeed. ... I've never seen him so thrilled with a gift!

H J, USA, 12.12.2008