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eMedals-Germany, Imperial. An Extensive Medal Bar

Item: M0373-69

Germany, Imperial. An Extensive Medal Bar

Sale Date: October 27, 2019 Hammer Price

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Germany, Imperial. An Extensive Medal Bar

(Ordensschnalle). An extensive medal bar featuring five decorations, including a Merit Cross for War Assistance 1916, constructed of zink, on loop for suspension with its period original ribbon, consisting of a Maltese Cross with pebbled arms, the obverse with a central monogram of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the reverse with a central inscription of “FÜR KRIEGS-HILFSDIENST” (“FOR WAR ASSISTANCE”), unmarked, measuring 41.16 mm (w) x 40.82 mm (h), weighing 17.8 grams, in better than very fine condition; a General Honour Cross, constructed of silver with gilt, on loop for suspension with its period original ribbon, the obverse with a central gilt medallion bearing a monogram of Kaiser Wilhelm II and a date of “1900”, the reverse with a central inscription of “VERDIENST UM DEN STAAT” (“SERVICE TO THE STATE”), unmarked, measuring 39.98 mm (w) x 43.73 mm (h), weighing 12.9 grams, some tarnishing evident, in overall very fine condition; a General Merit Medal, II Class, constructed of silver, on loop for suspension with its period original ribbon, the obverse with a monogram of King Friedrich Wilhelm III, the reverse with a central inscription of “VERDIENST UM DEN STAAT” (“SERVICE TO THE STATE”), unmarked, measuring 39.15 mm in diameter, weighing 22.9 grams, in near extremely fine condition; a 1914 Iron Cross II Class, constructed of iron and silver, on loop for suspension with a mis-matched Long Service Decoration ribbon, consisting of a Cross Pattée with a blackened magnetic iron core within a ribbed silver frame, the obverse with a central initial “W”, the six o’clock arm with a reinstitution date of “1914”, the twelve o’clock arm with a royal crown, the reverse with three central oak leaves, the six o’clock arm with an initial institution date of “1813”, the twelve o’clock arm with initials “FW” topped by a royal crown, the suspension loop stamped with an illegible maker’s mark, measuring 42.70 mm (w) x 46.96 mm (h), weighing 16.6 grams, some oxidation evident, in overall better than very fine condition, and; a Kaiser Wilhelm I Centenary Medal, constructed of bronze, on loop for suspension with period original ribbon, unmarked, measuring 39.80 mm in diameter, in near extremely fine condition; set on a 160 mm-long bronze bar with a horizontal pinback, unmarked, in overall very fine condition.
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