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Title Iron Cross, 2nd class, 1914
Nationality German
Period c 1914-18
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The 1st and 2nd class crosses were the classic WW1 & 2 gallantry awards, instituted in 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars, hence the 1813 date on the reverse. It was awarded originally by the Prussian king, but later by Kaiser Bill to all the German armies in the field, also to his allies (the Turks and Austrians). This is a WW1 example.

There would appear to be a maker's mark on the ring.

The medal has a centre made of iron and a two-piece rim usually made of 800 silver. Its condition is excellent, with the bulk of its original paintwork, and there is a nice clean piece of original ribbon.

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[Militaria : Medals : German : 20th Century]

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The painting of Alexander Pock is restored and meanwhile at his new owner, who is very content.

Thank you for your assistance to get it to Germany.

U S, Germany, 27.12.2012

Thank you for the receipt. It wasn't necessary so soon. I was happy to get it when we meet. You have a most excellent reputation and I trust you. It is a pleasure to do business with you and hope to do more.

A T, UK, 08.06.2006

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