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eMedals-Germany, Imperial. An 1870 Iron Cross with 1914 Spange Medal Bar

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Germany, Imperial. An 1870 Iron Cross with 1914 Spange Medal Bar

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Germany, Imperial. An 1870 Iron Cross with 1914 Spange Medal Bar

A fine medal bar, consisting of three awards, being 1) An Iron Cross 1870 Second Class; silver cross pattée of multi-piece construction with a blackened iron core (magnetic) within a ribbed border; the obverse with a raised central “W”, with the original institution date “1870” in raised numbering on the lower arm, and the royal crown in high relief on the upper arm; the reverse with a central oak-leaf branch consisting of three oak leaves, with the original institution date “1813” in raised numbers on the lower arm, a raised Prussian crown on the upper arm, with “FW” in equally raised lettering directly below. 2) A War Commemorative Medal of 1870/71; in bronze, with medal bars suspended on the ribbon for “Gravelotte-St. Privat”, “Colombey-Nouilly”, “Noisseville”, “Metz”; measuring 29.02 mm. 3) A Wilhelm I Centenary Medal 1797-1897; in bronze; measuring 39.90mm; all suspended from their period original ribbons; metal core (magnetic); red wool backer; a worn medal bar and untouched, in overall extremely fine condition.
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