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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]


Cutlass received today all in good order.

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D L, UK, 17.03.2012

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M C, UK, 25.01.2011