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eMedals-Germany, Empire. A Medal Bar with an II. Class Iron Cross 1914 and a Hindenburg Cross

Item: G37512

Germany, Empire. A Medal Bar with an II. Class Iron Cross 1914 and a Hindenburg Cross

Sale Date: June 24, 2018 Hammer Price

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Germany, Empire. A Medal Bar with an II. Class Iron Cross 1914 and a Hindenburg Cross

(Ordensschnalle). A medal bar with two awards, consisting of 1) An Iron Cross 1914 Second Class, a cross pattée of multi-piece construction with a blackened iron core (magnetic) within a ribbed border; on loop for suspension, the obverse with a raised central “W”, with the re-institution date “1914” in raised numbering on the lower arm, and the royal crown 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, measuring 43.18 mm (w) x 43.15 mm (h). 2) A Hindenburg Cross, a bronzed metal (magnetic) cross pattée with crossed swords between the arms of the cross, the obverse inscribed with “1914/1918” within an open-ended laurel wreath, the reverse plain; maker marked on the reverse, measuring 37.42 mm (w) x 37.48 mm (h). Mounted onto a medal bar via their period original ribbons, with a zink core, a dark red wool backer, and a horizontal pinback, measuring 71 mm (w) x 58 mm (h), in overall very fine condition.
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