rGerman and Prussian orders,medals,badges and decorations. Imperial, SA, NSDAP, HJ, Luftwaffe, Wehrmaht, Kriegsmarine badges.

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 Bavaria 1813-1814 Campaign cross for officers and other ranks
NEW! Kingdom of Bavaria, 1813-1814 Campaign cross for officers and other ranks. Gilded bronze. Obverse of national symbol within wreath, arms inscribed: 'Konig und vaterland'. Reverse inscribed: 'Fur die jahre 1813 und 1814', Max Joseph's cipher with rays surrounded by wreath to centre. Cross in remarkable condition with only slight wear to gilding. Thick suspension (as it is proper). Display arranged on incorrect contemporary ribbon. It would be hard to find such cross in better condition. 32mm x 38mm. Item # Ger-182 (205)
$205.00
Bavaria, Military Merit Order, Cross of Merit 2nd Class with swords. Silve
Bavaria, Military Merit Order, Cross of Merit 2nd Class with swords. Silver, enamels (tiny chip to black - hard to notice). Multi part construction, excellent quality. Swords properly attached. Complete with original combattant ribbon. Cross is 42.5 mm wide, swords are 34.3mm long. Silver testes - indicating '800' fineness or better. Very nice cross! Item # Ger-181 (135) (Temporary Unavailable)
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Bavarian Merit Cross of the Order of Military Merit, 3rd Class with swords
Bavarian Merit Cross of the Order of Military Merit, 3rd Class with swords. Bronze, very good quality and condition. Contemporary combattant ribbon. 43mm wide. Nice item. Swords (34.5mm long) attached via thick rivet. Item # Ger-180 (85)
$85.00
Order of The German Eagle, silver merit meda with swords - 1943 type. (Deutsche Verdienstmedaille in Silber mit Schwertern)
Order of The German Eagle, silver merit meda with swords - 1943 type. (Deutsche Verdienstmedaille in Silber mit Schwertern). Struck by the Austrian mint in Vienna in silver (835 fineness). Complete with proper ribbon. Condition is excellent with only a minor edge knock (between  1 and 2 o'clock). Medal shows lovely patina and light tarnish in recessed areas around the inner trimm. Rim is impressed with the following: 'MUNZAMT WIEN A 835'. It is rather hard to find these last type medals (after 1943) of such good quality and in real silver. Majority of these were made in lesser materials. This would make an excellent addition to a collection of WW2 medals or such. Medals measures 38mm in diameter, swords are 29mm long. Item # Ger-179 (715)
$715.00

WW2 German Air Force Paratrooper (Fallschirm Division) grouping of badges, awards, patches and insignia.

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Air Force Paratrooper (Fallschirm Division) grouping of badges, awards, patches and insignia. Group consists of:

Fallschirm Division cuff title in green - there is some light moth damage and wear.

Luftwaffe paratrooper badge by GH Osang Dresden, shows wear and age but no damage.

Close up reverse.

Luftwaffe ground combat badge (unmarked) in good condition.

Iron Cross 1st class, very good condition and nice patina. Pin marked '51'.

Iron Cross 2nd class that shows much wear and some rust, original ribbon.

Wounded badge, silver grade but most finish has been worn, marked L /56.

Patches and insignia of Luftwaffe; cap eagle, breast eagle and other, also white backed shirt eagle and shoulder rank. Cap eagle has good details but broken mounting pins.

Photograph of the werer with said insignia shown, cuff title is not clear; also shows 'Kreta' cuff but that is not present in the grouping.

Item # Con-Ger-1 (2450)

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$ 2450.00

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Hohenzollern, Principality - 1842 Silver Merit Medal with Swords. (Silberne Verdienstmedaille mit Schwertern)
Hohenzollern, Principality - 1842 Silver Merit Medal with Swords. (Silberne Verdienstmedaille mit Schwertern). Awarded between 1866 - 1918. Excellent quality, silver - swords are gilded. Remarkable original ribbon (usually found without). Small edge 'ding' on bottom right, otherwise very good condition. Item # Ger-178 (205)
$205.00
Mecklenburg-Schwerinn, XV year long service cross 1868-1913. (Militär Dienstkreuz 2.Klasse für 15 Jahre)
Mecklenburg-Schwerin, XV year long service cross 1868-1913. (Militär Dienstkreuz 2.Klasse für 15 Jahre). Version for NCO's and enlisted. Excellent quality and original ribbon. Award shows slight wear only. Cross is in polished copper with nice patina. Recessed areas are tarnished. Centres appear to be silver gilt and are separately attached.  Cross is 36mm wide, centres 16.2mm in diameter, planchet 3mm - 3.2mm. Excellent example of this relatively scarce award. Item # Ger-177 (195)
$195.00
Brunswick, War Merit Cross II class. (BraunschweigKriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse)
Brunswick, War Merit Cross - 2nd class (Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse). Bronze, toned tarnish in the recessed areas. Complete with short length of original (combattant) ribbon. Guaranteed original. Details are outstanding, crisp 'pebble' background pattern (often smoother in copies). Note the thicker, flat-sided suspension (copies usually feature simple wire - round ring). Sealed eyelet. Planchet is 3.0-3.3mm (it is proper to have the centre slightly thicker than the extremities on this cross). 30.4mm x 30.4mm. Really nice cross. Item # Ger-176 (155)
$155.00
Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 1914 War Merit Cross - 2nd class
Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 1914 War Merit Cross - 2nd class. Excellent quality, great details. Darkening around the eyelet. Original ribbon faded and showing wear with few pulls and 'punctures; there is a fold crease as well (likely due to ribbon being folded over long period). Suspension eye bears a punch mark but it is not clear enough to make out the details. 41.2mm wide, nice thick planchet of 4mm. Very good condition. Item # Ger-175 (135)
$135.00
Iron Cross, 2nd class. Magnetic core. Eiserne Kreuz EK 2K
Iron Cross, 2nd class. Magnetic core, fine original ribbon (lightly soiled). Maker marked to ring - hard to make out, perhaps '17'. Cross is 42.5mm wide, arms are 23mm wide at the widest. Overall finely detailed. small chip to lacquer (left arm top on the reverse) and a rub to centre of the oak leafs. Item # Ger-174 (95)
$95.00
Hessen-Darmstadt. 1840 - 1866 Military Merit medal (Militarische Ehrenzeichen, felddienstzeichen 1840-1866)
Hessen-Darmstadt. 1840 - 1866 Military Merit medal (Militarische Ehrenzeichen, felddienstzeichen 1840-1866). Awarded for bravery and conduct during wars. Excellent quality and condition, appears to have an original ribbon (rare to find). There is evident fading and slight soiling to ribbon, also few minor pulls. Medal in bronze, 32mm dia and thick - 3.5mm planchet! Wonderfully patinated but with very clear details. Would be hard to find better example. Ref. OEM 933. Item # Ger-173  *SOLD*
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Saxony, War Merit Cross (Kriegsverdienstkreuz), 1915-1918
Saxony, War Merit Cross (Kriegsverdienstkreuz), 1915-1918. Bronze, ribbon arranged from different pieces in proper colour scheme (hard backing). Cross in excellent condition. Awarded only for 3 years and it is not commonly seen on the market. 35.8mm x 46.7mm; planchet 2mm. Item # Ger-172 *SOLD*
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Oldenburg, WW1 Friedrich August Cross 2nd class with 'Vor Dem Feinde' bravery bar
Oldenburg, WW1 Friedrich August Cross 2nd class with 'Vor Dem Feinde' bravery bar. Cross is magnetic, blackened. Bar with proper, flat folding prongs. Ribbon appears to be replaced. Slight wear to black, otherwise excellent condition. Hard to find with this bar. Cross of 40.2mm x 40.2mm, bar is 35.1mm x 5.9mm. Nice set. Item # Ger-171 *SOLD*
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Prussia, Order of Red Eagle, gilt medal 3rd type (1908-1916) in gilded copper
Prussia, Order of Red Eagle, gilt medal 3rd type (1908-1916) in gilded copper. 25mm ø, 2mm planchet. Original ribbon. Some wear to gilding, traces of verdigris. Overall good and better condition. Item # Ger-170 *SOLD*
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Teutonic - German Knights Order. Neck cross of Grand Master in gilt
Teutonic - German Knights Order. Neck cross of Grand Master in gilt. Newer version of this ancient Chivalric Order, probably dating from 1970's or so. Considering all - quality is very good, no enamel damage. Complete with full neck ribbon and ties. This handsome cross is unmarked. Design is largely based upon old breast cross of the Grand Master of the Order from XV century. 96mm (overall height) x 50.5mm. Great condition. 2 part construction. Item # Ger-169 *SOLD*
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Great War veteran badge
Iron Cross 2nd class, 1914 on original tri-folded ribbon (Austrian style). Maker marked 'F. ' Magnetic core. 43.2mm wide. Shows age and some wear. Item # Ger-168 (120)
$120.00
Hessen-Darmstadt Order of Philip the Brave (Orden Philipp des Großmütigen). Knight cross 1st class with CROWN and SWORDS (Ritterkreuz 1. Klasse mit Krone und Swertern) Hesse-Darmstadt Order of Philip the Brave Hessian Order Medal
Hessen-Darmstadt Order of Philip the Brave (Orden Philipp des Großmütigen). Knight cross 1st class with CROWN and SWORDS (Ritterkreuz 1. Klasse mit Krone und Schwertern). Complete with original box of issue and ribbon. Set of high rarity as this was the least awarded combination of this Order. Cross in GOLD, perfect enamels. Excellent quality, multi part construction. Crown finely chiselled, details of swords are very nice as well. Fitted case of issue with gold embossings to lid (such case is very hard to find). Box shows little age but overall in great condition. Cross measures 40mm in width, crown 19mm wide. We do not have the numbers issued of this class/combination but from our research we gather those were quite low. Email for additional images if desired. Item # Ger-167  *SOLD*

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German-Italian campaign in Africa 1942/43 medal.
German-Italian campaign in Africa 1942/43 medal. Original medal in bronze with excellent ribbon (proper width of Italian made ribbon). Shows slight wear (medal and ribbon) but no damage. Designer marked: 'De Marchis' along with manufacturer "Lorioli Milano". Excellent example. 31mm diameter. Ref: Brambilla page 810. Item # Ger-166 *SOLD*
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Schlesischer Adler - Silesian Eagle 1st class in black enamels. A most superb example by MAX REICH in BRESLAU.
Schlesischer Adler - Silesian Eagle 1st class in black enamels. A most superb example by MAX REICH in BRESLAU. Silesian eagle decorations are rarely marked (Maybauer and Max Reich are the only marks we've ever encountered with Reich being rarer of the two). Black enamelled badges were a 'deluxe' version made some time in the 1920's. Appears to be silvered tombak. Excellent details, few minor enamel chips (really small). Silver plating somewhat worn. Badge lightly vaulted, flat pin for fastening. 42mm x 31mm. Note that this is an earlier version by this maker which has enamels between talons. Truly amazing piece for discerning collector. Item # Ger-165 (255)
$ 255.00
German Freikorps Silesian Eagle 1st class
Silesian Eagle 1st class. Early example, riveted construction. Bottom plaque in gilt, top one silvered. Badge is nicely vaulted and complete with original pin for fastening. Guaranteed original! 41.5mm x 31.3mm. Item # Ger-164 *SOLD*
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Silesian Eagle Decoration 2nd class (1918-1919)
Silesian Eagle Decoration 2nd class (1918-1919). 3-part construction (silvered plaques attached with small rivets) in oxydised metal. Well detailed, 'Für Schlesien' plaque with original black lacquer background (hard to find with this feature). Short, original ribbon is soiled. Suspension marked with what appears to be '2' or 'Z'. Often copied - award offered here is unquestionably original. 46mm x 32mm. Excellent example. Item # Ger-163 (130)
$ 130.00
Order of German Eagle - 3rd Reich (Deutscher Adlerorden V Klasse) 5th class. 1943 type

Order of German Eagle - 3rd Reich (Deutscher Adlerorden V Klasse) 5th class civil. 1943 type (there were 3 'distinct' types of this order: 1937, 1939 and 1943), all proper hallmarks present ('900' and '21' on ring along with '5' to top of the clamshell type suspension). Complete with original, fitted case of issue. Box has few decent repairs (done in wood and painted to match - namely front/right top edge). Top embossing of German Eagle well preserved, satin lining with name/class gold application. Black velvet lining with fitted areas for the cross and ribbon suspension pin. Hinge of the case is nearly perfect. Silver ('900' fineness) gilt cross by firm of Godet in Berlin with flawless enamels. Few dark spots here and there (patina). Original, watermarked ribbon shows few dark spots and with original hinged locking pin for fastening. Clamshell suspension (some call it 'fan') impressed with number '5' denoting class of the Order - this is proper and normally missed detail on copies. Measurements: cross is 45mm wide, 51.33mm to top of ball suspension (roughly 4mm dia) and ring of 11.5mm dia. Ribbon is about 41mm wide. We would grade it as a 'textbook' example (cross), box in good condition - perfect for an open display. Fairly rare on the market and unquestionably original. Item # Ger-162 *SOLD*

Additional images: Order of German Eagle German Eagle order by Godet in Berlin

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Argonne (Argonnen) Cross 1914-1918 (Ger. Argonnenkreutz
Argonne (Argonnen) Cross 1914-1918 (Ger. Argonnenkreutz . Issued sparingly after WW1 ended to some of those who endured this bloody campaign. There were 4 different crosses made for following frontlines/campaigns: Somme, Champagne, Verdun and Argonne. All are fairy rare on the market. Simple yet elegant design, two-tone enamels (absolutely intact). Plain reverse (proper) with impressed manufacturer's mark: 'FLECK & SOHN HAMBURG 3'. 2 part construction (center disk attached to body). Proper ribbon arranged in parade-style - unsure if original but showing some soiling and light fatigue. Overall - great looking cross form Weimar period. 40mm wide. Appears to be silvered copper. Item # Ger-161 *SOLD*
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Teutonic Order/Deutsche Ritterorden . Neck badge of the Familiar of the Order or the Prior-Priest

Teutonic Order/Deutsche Ritterorden . Neck badge of the Familiar of the Order or the Prior-Priest. Familiars of recent times wear simple cross with circular suspension and Prior-Priests of the old Order used such cross with fancy enamelled suspension. Badge offered here bears both features and our (limited) references do not show this particular combination. It is probably of the inter-War period, perhaps a little earlier. Badge in bronze gilt with white/black enamels. Some repairs to reverse center of the cross (profesionally done and not detractive). Comes with original neck ribbon/ties. Multi part suspension assembly with very good details (feather pattern to top loop etc). Shows wear and age, spider cracking visible to cross but no major chipping. Cross is lightly vaulted, well finished (unlike newer badges we've had a chance to examine recently). Dimensions: cross of 41mm in width, 62.5mm high (to top of round part at top of the cross); enamelled top ribbon retainer is 23mm wide; "planchet" of the cross around 3.5mm in thickest part.   Currently, there are 350 Familiars of the Order of which 12 are honourary Knights. Prior to WW2 this number was considerably smaller but our references give different numbers (50 and 100).  Familiar's cross shown in Van Duren's book (Orders of Knighthood, Awards and the Holy See), page 109. Truly wonderful example and of high rarity. Don't miss this one!! Item # Ger-160 *SOLD*

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Teutonic/German Knights Order Professed Knight or Priest - breast cross in silver

Teutonic/German Knights Order Professed Knight or Priest - breast cross in silver. Heavy quality. Highly raised black enamelled center. Wide border properly decorated according to statutes. It has a 'feel' of German manufacture but it is unmarked. Tested positive for (800 +) silver content. Thick pin for fastening. Dimensions: 64mm x 60mm - it is somewhat smaller then Professed Knight class but little larger then Priest's (cross as worn in Germany until early 1930's). Bearing in mind that newer (Post WW2) German Knights Order's insignia are of same design - however quality is considerably inferior. Very nice piece and in great condition, nicely patinated. Item # Ger-159 *SOLD*

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Order of the Teutonic Knights (also known as Order of German Knights, Order of Knights of Prussia and Order of the Marian Cross and Deutscher Ritter Orden Breast Cross, brustkreutz

Order of the Teutonic Knights (also known as Order of German Knights, Order of Knights of Prussia and Order of the Marian Cross and Deutscher Ritter Orden). Established in 1190 by Duke Frederick of Schwabia as an Order of Knighthood under the name of German Order of Hospital of St. Mary in Jerusalem. Originally only German noblemen were admitted, later on it become a Roman Catholic Order, membership extended to most distinguished members of the clergy and other Noblemen (mostly Germanic origins). After the fall of Jerusalem, Order concentrated activities in North Eastern Europe where it came to great power as a Teutonic Order (State).Territories under their influence included Prussia, Curland, Livonia, Estonia along with parts of Lithuanian Dukedom and Polish Kingdom. Cross-border conflicts with surrounding powers along with political/religious issues lead to war with crucial battle of Tannenberg (Grunwald) in 1410 - the single largest battle or Mediaeval Europe. The Teutons lost the fight and their capitol Marienburg (Malbork) was besieged by the Polish armies shortly after. Marienburg fortress would not yield though. Even though not really defeated, their 'crusade' of expansion was over. For nearly 4 Centuries Order became increasingly influenced by the Brandenburg and Prussian powers. Finally, in 1809 Napoleon had partially dissolved the Order after defeating German/Prussian/Austrian armies in numerous battles. Under Austrian protection Order was re-established (by Ferdinand I) and their statutes drawn in 1839. In 1871 the Grand Master of the Order Archduke Wilhelm established a new category of the Order called Marian Knights and Dames.

Offered here is a Professed Knight's Breast Cross of highly unusual construction. Double hinge system for backplate and the pin. Backplate lifts up (it is held down with a thumb-nut) to reveal copper center cross which is black enamelled. Some quality repairs to center part of the cross - hard to notice. Decorative trim, hand etched-engraved details of the wide border. Undoubtedly, Teutonic Knight's cross was an inspiration behind design of the IRON CROSS. Small part of the corner is missing but it is rather not detractive. Entire cross ( except center part) is of silver. Reverse backplate is hallmarked for 1872 regulation Austrian silver (800 fineness) and maker's punch mark (appears to be letters "JG" and it is unknown to us). Same markings are punched to the cross (seen when backplate is lifted); also there are two A's along with partial maker's punch on the pin. Few scratches here and there but nothing serious. Cross is quite fantastic in appearance and quality. Should be considered unique, perhaps one-of-a-kind. A must for serious German/Austrian/Teutonic insignia collector. Cross is lightly vaulted, 68.5mm high and 62.5mm wide. It would be hard to pin-point exact period but 1870's to early 1900's would not be far from true. Relatively rare item since there was a limited number to professed Knights, especially in the late 1800's. Often seen in old photographs as worn by German and Austrian Nobility (Archduke Eugen always proudly wore his breast cross). Item # Ger-158 *SOLD*

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Hannover, Waterloo Medal for Volunteers 1813
Hannover, Waterloo Medal for Volunteers 1813. Bronze, lightly soiled ribbon appears original (nicely watermarked). Excellent highlights, shows slight wear (minor edge bumps) - otherwise very good condition. 34.5mm in diameter. Wonderful example of this hard to find medal. Item # Ger-157 *SOLD*
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Hannover, Napoleonic Wars Medal for members of King's German Legion
Hannover, Napoleonic Wars Medal for members of King's German Legion. Bronze, great details and condition. Ribbon appears to be a very old replacement and it looks great. Medal measures 34.5mm in diameter, 3.3mm planchet. Reverse bearing full inscription. Scarce medal. Item # Ger-156 *SOLD*
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Brunswick 1815 Waterloo Medal
Brunswick 1815 Waterloo Medal. Edge impressed with recipients name: "CHRSTPH.SCHULZE. 2. IAEG. BAT.".  Brunswick Jaegers saw a lot of action at Quatre-Bras and later at Waterloo. They carried off their mortally wounded Duke Frederick William of Brunswick-Luneburg (aka. "The Black Duke") on 16th of June (at Quatre-Bras). The 'Black Brunswickers' participated in many of the Napoleonic campaigns including Peninsular War and briefly re-taking their city of Braunschweig from the French in 1809. Their black uniforms with the skull-and-crossbones headgear badge is unmistakable. The name on the medal has not been researched; would be quite interesting to do so but we'll leave it to the new owner. Original steel suspension clip. Bronze, 35mm in diameter and 4mm planchet. Shows light wear and nice age toning. Overall, condition is very good and better. Engraver's (designer) name beneath Duke's bust: C. Hüseler. Proper replaced ribbon. Excellent medal! Item # Ger-155 *SOLD*
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Saxony - Gotha - Altenburg 1814-1815 Campaigns Medal. Version for enlisted . Very attractive and unique in finish (thick gilding on all raised letters/motiffs). Striking design, easily one of the most recognizable medals of all time. Bronze, gilt and matte green lacquer coating. Medal in excellent condition (definitely the best we've seen to date). A few small chips to green lacquer (normally this is quite worn). Edge deeply impressed: *HERZOGTH.GOTHA.VND.ALTENBVRG.MDCCCXIV*MDCCCXV*. Large medal at 42.2mm in diameter and 4.1mm planchet. Original suspension ball/eye. Beautifully toned with age. Proper, replaced ribbon. A definite must for Napoleonic Wars medal collector. Item # Ger-154 *SOLD*
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Baden, Military Field Service decoration with 1870-1871 bar (Franco-Prussian War)
Baden, Military Field Service decoration with 1870-1871 bar (Franco-Prussian War). Bronze, super quality striking. Complete with original ribbon (worn). Bar is also original (38.4mm x 5.5mm). Medal is 31.3mm in diameter, planchet 3.8mm thick. Excellent condition (medal). Item # Ger-153 *SOLD*
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Hanseatic League (cities of Lübeck, Hamburg and Bremen), Napoleonic Wars Military medal, 1813-1814 in silver
Hanseatic League (cities of Lübeck, Hamburg and Bremen), Napoleonic Wars Military medal, 1813-1814 in silver. Medal issued to members of the Hanseatic Legion. Apparently there were two types: gold and silver. Some sources indicate another one in bronze. Gold medals are extremely rare. Presented here is very nicely preserved silver medal. 36mm in diameter, 1.9mm planchet. Maker/designer: 'LOOS' marked just beneath the middle city shield. Medal in very good condition; all details are still crisp and the inscriptions are very clear. Normal wear, few minor scratches and one small hit above letter 'e' (reverse - in the word "Vaterlandischen"). Proper replacement ribbon. Excellent medal. Item # Ger-152 *SOLD*
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Schwarzburg- Sondershausen 1814-1815 Campaign Medal
Schwarzburg- Sondershausen 1814-1815 Campaign Medal. Principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, a German state in Thüringia sent a battalion-sized contingent as part of Thuringian Brigade of the Prussian Army: Schwarzburg Line Battalion along with Schwarzburg Landwehr Battalion. Bronze, excellent quality strike. Old, silk ribbon of proper colours. Medal shows light wear (especially reverse) but considering all - we'd rate it as excellent. Best example we have ever seen. 32mm in diameter, planchet 2mm. All medals were made by: D.F. Loos, but not marked. Very rare. Item # Ger-151 *SOLD*
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Nassau, Waterloo Medal 1815 in silver.
Nassau, Waterloo Medal 1815 in silver. Rare medal and in great condition, showing only slight wear with few contact marks. Initials: I.L. (designer/engraver: Johan Lindenschmit) beneath bust of Friedrich August. Very attractive. Proper replacement ribbon. Nassaus's contingent consisted of roughly 3000 soldiers and saw a lot of action during the battles (Quatre-Bras and Waterloo). 28.9mm in diameter, 1.9mm planchet. Item #Ger-150. *SOLD*
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Saxony - Weimar 1815-1818 Military Medal "Treuen Kriegern". Ger: Sachsen-Weimar Miliarische Medaille 1815
Saxony - Weimar 1809-1815 Military Medal "Treuen Kriegern". Ger: Sachsen-Weimar Militarische Medaille 1815. Also known as the " Waterloo Medal". Oxydised bronze (or copper), very old tri-fold ribbon. Medal in very good condition, die struck. Shows slight wear. 28.7mm in diameter. Rarity on the market. Weimar mustered relatively small contingent, they saw action in defence of Quatre-bras and later. Guaranteed original. Medals were made by D.F. Loos but unmarked. Item # Ger-149 *SOLD*
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Württemberg - 1916 Charlotte Cross with original case of issue. (Ger. Charlottenkreuz)
Württemberg - 1916 Charlotte Cross with original case of issue. (Ger. Charlottenkreuz). This decoration was founded in 1916 by King William II of Württemberg and named after his wife, Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe. It was to be awarded for merit in the care of the wounded and ill, or in the general area of war-related medical care.Silver (probably silvered) cross, original ribbon with safety pin type fastener. Case with silver embossed coat of arms, scrolls with inscription: "Furchtlos und treu" (fearless and loyal). Cross/ribbon in excellent condition - minimal signs of wear. Case is fitted for award and shows some aging with few light scuffs/hinge paper tears- otherwise good condition. Very nice and complete set. Item # Ger-148   (135)
$ 135.00
Bavaria- Napoleonic Wars military service medal for officials in bronze. Ger: Medaille des Militar-Denkzeichens fur 1813/1814/1815 fur Militarbeamte
Bavaria- Napoleonic Wars Military service medal for Officials in bronze. Ger: Medaille des Militar-Denkzeichens fur 1813/1814/1815  fur Militarbeamte. Obverse of national lion with swords within a wreath upon 4-armed cross with rays between arms. Arms inscribed: 'Konig und vaterland'. Reverse of similar design with exception of centre motif which is letter 'M' (Maximilian Joseph I) and inscription to arms: 'Fur Die Jahre 1813 und 1814'. Proper old replacement ribbon (generous length). Thick suspending eye with sealed ribbon ring. Excellent condition! 30.5mm in diameter. Superb example of this hard to find medal. Item # Ger-147 *SOLD*
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City of Bremen coat of arms pin.
City of Bremen coat of arms pin. Excellent quality. Bronze gilt, enamels (some chipping) - twisted wire border. Very attractive. Knurled pin for fastening. 16.2mm dia. Item # Ger-84  (20)
$20.00
Veteran Association 25 years pin
Veteran Association 25 years pin. Beautifully made in form of the burst star with enamelled center medallion. Inscribed: 'Suum Cuique' ; V.R.W.G 25. Original knurled pin. Maker marked to reverse: 'Paul Küst, Berlin SW12 - Geschutzt'. 32mm in diameter. Very nice. Item # Ger-83  (20)
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1906 Westlischer Kriegerbund
1906 Westlischer Kriegerbund badge in form of an Iron Cross. Appears to be silver, minor chipping to red enamels. Backplate fastener, maker marked: 'Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark NJ'. 18mm x 18mm. Item # Ger-77  (28)
$ 28.00
Saxon 1914/15 Cross
Saxony, Nursing Cross. 1914-1915 type (there were several variatons). Bronze gilt, enamels intact. Shows light wear. Proper replacement ribbon. Good quality. Slight wear to gilding. 28mm wide. Guaranteed original. Item # Ger-75   (125)
$ 125.00
Bavarian 1849 In Treue Fest
Bavaria (Kingdom), 1849 IN TREUE FEST medal. Very well struck in bronze gilt. Somewhat tired, original ribbon. Designer's name beneath King's bust: C.VOIGT. Obverse inscription: 'MAXIMILIAN II KOENIG V. BAYERN'. Medal in remarkably good conditioin, just few dark spots. 31.5mm in diameter, thick planchet. Considerably rare on the market. Item # Ger-72 *SOLD*
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Hannover 1866 Langensalza Medal
Hannover, named Langensalza 1866 medal. Name deeply impressed to rim: H.F. SITTIG. The Battle of Langensalza fought between Prussian and Hannoverian armies (reinforced with some Gothian troops), was in fact the last time German States went to War against each other. Hannoverian troops won the battle but were forced into capitulation 2 days later. With the signature of the capitulation on 29th of June 1866, the end of the Hannover Kingdom was sealed. Another historically important event took place during the conflict. In 1864 the Convention of Geneva recognized and named the Red Cross organization as we know it. At Langensalza 30 volunteers from Gotha and vicinity, trained in nursing, hurried onto the battlefield. For the first time they carried the sign of the Red Cross on their arms. This medal was issued to anyone involved in the conflict; Bronze, well struck. Ribbon is proper but a contemporary replacement. Designer's name beneath King's bust: 'JAUNER'. Shows wear and few dark spots, about 40% of original gilt remaining. Hard to find with impressed name. Item #Ger-69 *SOLD*
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Prussian Red Cross merit medal, 1898-1921. Bronze gilt with enamel. Classification is tricky, since references don't list a class in bronze with enamels (only 2nd class in silver with enamels, 3rd class in bronze, zinc or pot metal). The medal itself is in good condition, some wear to gilding and few light scratches. No damage to enamel. Medal is court mounted (by F. Sedlatzek); original ribbon somewhat soiled. 33.2mm diameter, 3mm thick. Very interesting medal. Item #Ger-32. (68)
$68.00
Commemorative medal of Prussian-Saxon Union. Medal issued on 50th anniversary. Saxony was one of the biggest and strongest of German States and Prussia had to keep good relations with the Kingdom. Oval medal in bronze, traces of gilt. Old, watermarked silk ribbon. Obverse of the rulers with inscription to edge: 'Zur Erinnerung, 1829 11.Juni 1879'. Reverse of coats of arms with scrolls below, Imperial crown upon a winged cherub to top. Very nice detail. 24mm x 20mm. Rarely seen and interesting medal. Item # Ger-117 (35)
$ 35.00
     
Prussian Red Cross service medal (1898-1921) 3rd class. Typical WW1 example with 'tear' shape top. Original ribbon lightly soiled. 33.2mm diameter. Medal is very clean, original finish intact. Item # Ger-21 *SOLD*
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Saxony, Military Association medal, Town of Seifhennersdorf branch. There were many such branches of the "Association of Honorably Discharged Military" throughout Saxony organized between 1826 and 1870's. After much deliberation these were unified under the name of "Saxonian Military Association Federation" in 1873. Silver medal, nicely detailed. Full inscriptions: "Verein Verabschiedet. Militair's, Seifhennersdorf 23 Sept. 1855". Reverse: "Treu Für König und Vaterland" (true to King and Fatherland). Complete with nice, old ribbon (some pulls around the eyelet). 25.5mm diameter. Item # Ger-34. *SOLD*
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German National Association of Veterans (KYFFHAUSERBUND) WW1 commemorative medal. Bronze, 47 x 31mm. Complete with bow arranged original ribbon. Shows age and wear, some dark spots throughout. Designer's name marked to bottom of obverse: 'Hosaeus'. Item # Ger-36 *SOLD*
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Bavaria - Centennial medal of the 14th Nürnberg Infantry Regiment. Unit was created after the King of Bavaria Maximillian IV Joseph (Maximillian I) turned against Napoleon (Bavaria was an ally of Napoleon Bonaparte during their land dispute with Austria). Napoleon helped in creating the status of Kingdom for Bavaria. Unit took active part in combat against the French as part of the Rhine Union's forces. Oval medallion in silvered metal. Small, blue/white bow ribbon lightly frayed. Reverse of Royal Cypher and dates with '14' below. Very good detail. Medal in great condition. 35mm x 42mm. Item # Ger-89 *SOLD*
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German 1939 Wound badge
1939 Wound badge, most likely black but all finish has been polished off (perhaps to make it look like the gold grade). Maker marked on reverse '4' (Steinhauer & Lück). Good condition, showing wear. Item # Ger-81 *SOLD*
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Hessen Kassel 1814 1815 War medal
Hessen-Kassel, 1814-1815 Napoleonic Wars commemorative medal for combattants. Official issue (1821) in bronze, rim impressed: AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUTZ (from captured cannons). Remarkable - original ribbon. Medal shows typical wear, no excessive damage. 29mm in diameter. Item # Ger-71 *SOLD*
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Oldenburg, House Order of Peter Friedrich Ludwig. Silver Honor Cross 2nd class

Oldenburg, House Order of Peter Friedrich Ludwig. Silver Honor Cross 2nd class. Fairly scarce decoration. Ribbon appears original but faded. Cross in silver, well finished. It is showing age and some wear with few contact marks - otherwise very good condition. 35mm. Item # Ger- 67 *SOLD*

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Württemberg, Order of Friedrich

Württemberg, Order of Friedrich. Medal of Merit. 'Friedrichs-Orden, Verdienstmedaille des Ordens'. Established in 1892 and quite rarely bestowed. Silver gilt. In finest quality and condition (only few very minor scuffs). Original ribbon with safety pin fastener. Maker or designer marked: K. Schwenzfr. Very nice example to add to your collection, hard to find. 28mm dia. Item # Ger-60. *SOLD*

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Germany, WW1 National Ladies' Association (Vaterlandischer Frauen-Verein) Red Cross branch, city of Schweidnitz badge
Germany, WW1 National Ladies' Association (Vaterlandischer Frauen-Verein) Red Cross branch, city of Schweidnitz badge. City of Schweidnitz (currently Swidnica in Poland) is located in the Lower Silesia. During The Great War Women Volunteers helped to care for the wounded and dying soldiers. Offered here is a large breast badge in bronze with enamels. Simple yet elegant design. Reverse is hand engraved: A. Stubbe, 41, Berlin. C.19. Horizontal pin has been replaced. Badge is well worn, significant enamel cracking and few chips. While it would probably be imposible to find one from each participating city, we have seen a few different ones in the past. It would certainly sport many years of interesting research/collecting. Badge lightly vaulted. Rare piece. 29.5 x 38 mm. Item #Rdc-111. *SOLD*
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Saxony, Order of Albert.

Saxony, Order of Albert. Stickpin miniature of officer's pinback badge with swords, second type (young Albert). Hallmarked "800". Enamels intact. Stickpin appears to have been re-attached, jeweller-quality repair. All Albert Order miniatures are rare, especially officer's grade. Cross 8.5 x 10 mm. 27 mm overall length. Item #Ger-56. *SOLD*

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1870-71 Franco Prussian War commemorative medal. Crisp strike with high relief. Piece of original stock ribbon. Bronze. Hard to find in such condition. Item # Ger-12 *SOLD*
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Alsen Cross, 1864, Combatant.
Alsen Cross, 1864, Combatant. Awarded to those who took part in the assault on Alsen during the 1864 war with Denmark. Privately commissioned piece in bronze gilt. Some wear to gilt. Very nice details. Fitted with contemporary replacement ribbon. 32.3 mm wide. Item #Ger-35. *SOLD*
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Bavarian 1866 War with Austria commemorative cross.  
Bavarian 1866 War with Austria commemorative cross. Original ribbon, great condition. Superb exmaple, showing light wear to high points. 37mm wide. Ribbon faded but can be reversed as inside shows more vibrant blue. Item # Ger-7 *SOLD*
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Bavarian 40 Years Long Service
Bavaria. Red Cross 40 Years Long Service cross. Thin silver cross (2 halves construction). Fitted with a beautiful bow ribbon for Ladies. Safety pin type fastener. Enamel in great condition. 35mm wide. Should be considered as very rare. It is not known when issued but most likely between 1914-1920. Amazing find for the Red Cross/Bavarian medal collection. Shows age and wear but no damage. Reverse inscribed: Für 40 Jahrige Dienstzeit'. Item # Ger-76 *SOLD*
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WW1 Honour Cross for the widows and parents of the fallen
WW1 Honour Cross for the widows and parents of the fallen. Example here is one for the latter (parents). Original ribbon, cross in blackened iron. Maker marked to reverse: 'W.SCH&Co.' This stands for Wilhelm Schröder & Co., Lüdenscheid - not a common maker. Considerably good details. Very good condition, light wear. 38mm wide. Item # Ger-44 *SOLD*
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WW1 Honour Cross for other troops and serving personnel
WW1 Honour Cross for other troops and serving personnel. Bronze, good quality by 'N.&H.'(Nölle & Hück GmbH, Lüdenscheid). Original ribbon with unusual swords device (bronze gilt). 37.5mm wide. Very good condition. Item # Ger-45 *SOLD*
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Saxony- Altenburg WW1 Merit Medal
Saxony-Altenburg, WW1 merit medal (Tapferkeitsmedaille 1914-18), bronze gilt. Single side of original ribbon (faded). Excellent example of this rare medal. Outstanding details. (Ref- Nimmergut 2618). 31mm diameter. Item # Ger-65 *SOLD*
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Order of the Teutonic Knights ProfessRitter (professed Knight) breast cross

Order of the Teutonic Knights (also known as Order of German Knights, Order of Knights of Prussia and Order of the Marian Cross). Offered here is the Breast Cross of the Professed Knight. Order's Priests also wore similar breast cross but slightly smaller and usually in silvered bronze. Hallmarked silver, manufactured by perhaps one of the best Order makers of all times: C.F. Rothe in Vienna. Hallmarks to body and pin. Original enamel with some chipping, which is rather common for these breast crosses. Beautifully detailed trim. Highly vaulted. 67mm x 60mm. Two part construction, black enamelled center cross is attached to silver body with 2 rivets (top/bottom) and center spin-rivet. It would be hard to date it with any precision but 1880's - early 1900's is a safe bet. Splendid example. Item # Aus-79. *SOLD*

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Oldenburg Friedrich August Cross 1st Class
Oldenburg, Friedrich August Cross 1st class (also known as the War Cross). Very good quality and condition. Pinback. Wide catch base type. Blackened iron (magnetic). Lightly vaulted. These were roughly equivalent of the Prussian Iron Cross 1st class but with only about 6900 awarded, they are considerably less common. Couple tiny rust spots (only visible upon careful inspection with manifying glass). A very nice original. It is not maker marked but most likely by Bernhardt Knauer. Guaranteed original. 45mm x 45mm. Item #Ger-68 *SOLD*
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1870-71 Franco Prussian War commemorative medal
1870-71 Franco Prussian War commemorative medal. Rim impressing: 'Aus Erobertem Geschuetz'. Nicely aged, good condition. Original ribbon arranged in tri-fold manner. Item # Ger-40  *SOLD*
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Saxony, 9 Years Military Service Medal 1913-1918
Saxony, 9 Years Military Service Medal 1913-1918. Silvered medal in very good condition. Proper replacement ribbon. 33mm in diameter. Item # Ger-82  (38) *SOLD*
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Wûrttemberg - Kingdom, Military merit medal in silver
Wûrttemberg - Kingdom, Military merit medal in silver. 1892-1918 type. Obverse of King's head, inscribed: 'Wilhelm II Koenig von Wuerttemberg'. Reverse inscribed: 'Fur Tapferkeit und Treue' within laurel wreath. Original ribbon. Medal shows typical wear, some scratches but no damage. Maker's name beneath bust: K. Schnitzfp. 28mm in diameter. Item # Ger-120 *SOLD*.
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War with France (1870) commemorative badge for 32nd battalion, 2nd Thuringian Infantry Regiment
War with France (1870) commemorative badge for 32nd battalion, 2nd Thuringian Infantry Regiment. Wonderful arrangement with miniature 1870 Iron Cross/brass disk (32) superimposed upon bow. Good quality. Original safety pin fastener.  47mm x 23mm. Worn condition. Item # Ger-41 *SOLD*
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German 1939 Wounded badge, black
1939 Wounded badge, black. Marked by maker on reverse: '81' (Overhoff & Cie). Very good condition, few rusty spots on reverse. Magnetic. Item # Ger-80 *SOLD*
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RAD (Reichs Arbeit Dienst) cap badge
RAD (Reichs Arbeit Dienst) cap badge in white metal. Thoroughly marked to reverse (S.T. & L - for Steinhauer & Luck) . Good enamels, attaching prongs missing. 45mm x 38mm. Worn. Item # Ger-74 *SOLD*
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Cross of Honour of the German Mother, bronze class (3rd grade). Enamels in very good condition (a couple of hardly noticeable chips). Complete with 14 inches of original ribbon. 36mm x 46mm. Item # Ger-66 *SOLD*

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Prussian Red Cross merit medal 2nd class. Finest quality in hallmarked silver (900 punch mark to rim). If you're looking for nearly perfect example this is it! Length of original ribbon. Nicely toned with age. Item # Ger-15 *SOLD*
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Kaiser Wilhelm I, 1897 Centenary Medal. Good quality, bronze gilt. Original ribbon. Large (40mm dia.) and heavy medal. Great condition. Item # Ger-46 *SOLD*
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Prussia, Army Service decoration for NCO's. Silver clasp mounted on blue ribbon bar. Pinback. Great condition. Hard to find decoration. Item # Ger-6. *SOLD*
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Prussia, Army Service Decoration, 3rd Class (9 years). Pre-1913. Silvered bronze clasp mounted on blue ribbon bar with black edge. Majority of original black lacquer remains. Original ribbon and safety pinback. Nicely toned with age. Very nice example. Item #Ger-28. *SOLD*
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Stettin Artillery commemorative badge (War of 1870). Regimental arms (brass) attached to silvered bow via 2 prongs. Original pin for fastening. 48.5mm x 25mm. Very interesting. Item # Ger-43 *SOLD*
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Bavaria, Kingdom. Military Merit Order, Merit Cross 2nd Class with crown and swords. Cased example by Jacob Lesser. Silvered cross, center enamels intact. Complete with original ribbon for combattants (WW1). Original fitted case of issue by: 'Hofkunstanstalt JACOB LESSER Straubing' (gold embossed under lid). Ribbon retaining strap still present (these are usually broken). Cross measurements: 64mm x 43mm. Light blue leatherette box of issue, locking clasp functional. Lid silver embossed: 'Bayr. M.V.Kr. 2.Kl.'. Nice and original set. Item # Ger-63 *SOLD*

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Kingdom of Westphalia (1807-1813) - Silver Medal of Honor

Kingdom of Westphalia (1807-1813) - Silver Medal of Honor. 6 and 7 cannon-balls type. Silvered bronze, beautifully struck. Complete with a very nice and long, original ribbon. Barrel type suspension.Nicely patinated, shows some wear but no damage. 33mm wide, 43mm high (to top of suspension). Obverse inscribed: 'FÜR TAPFERKEIT UND GUTES BETRAGEN'. Reverse containing the royal cypher HN (Hieronimus Napoleon), date 1809 beneath. All surrounded by an oak/laurel branches tied at the bottom. The Westphalian Kingdom was organized on August 18th 1807 by Napoleon Bonaparte after the Peace of Tilsit. Napoleon's brother Jerome was placed upon the throne as the King of Westphalia. This short-lived Kingdom was dissolved after the Battle of the Nations (Leipzig) in 1813.
Medals of Honor were issued to Westphalian troops who served during Napoleonic Campaigns (and returned home). Because of high casualty rate, especially during battle of Borodino, there were very few issued. Gold (Officer class) medals are extraordinarly rare and almost never found in private collections. Silver medals are very rare on the market. Some French were also issued the medal. There is no information in our database as far as numbers issued.
An excellent opportunity to add this to your Napoleonic Wars or German States (as this medal is often categorized) collection. Item # Ger-73   *SOLD*

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Schleswig-Holstein, 1848-1849 army cross
Schleswig-Holstein, 1848-1849 army cross. Official issue in black lacquered iron (magnetic). Awarded to participants of the War with Denmark. 29mm wide, older replacement ribbon. Hard to find in such good condition, some wear to lacquers. These have been reproduced in non-magnetic metal. Very nice example. Item # Ger-70 *SOLD*
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Baden, Grand Duchy. Order of the Lion of Zahringen
Baden, Grand Duchy. Order of the Lion of Zahringen, Knight 2nd class with swords. Arguably one of the most beautiful of all European Orders, unique in utilizing green glass on arms. Intricate floral motifs between arms, sword tips and hilts attached with typically (for this award) finished rivets. Silver frame/swords, center rings/lion appear to be gold. Center painting in great condition, as is the reverse red enamel disk. Unmarked - this is normal for Knight class insignia. Original ribbon. Some old solder visible to bottom part of the badge (around top and base of the bottom arm and in between center disk area), a few more areas also showing spotty solder. This however is not detractive and only apparent on close inspection. Small piece of bottom glass is missing (part next to center disk). Otherwise a very nice example and well-priced. One can really appreciate its beauty when holding it in hand. 40.5 mm wide. Item # Ger-64 *SOLD*
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WW1 black wounded badge. Die-struck with great details. Vertical pin. 44mm x 39mm. Some wear to black lacquer. Very good condition. Item # Ger-146. *SOLD*
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WW1 wound badge (3rd class). Hollow die-struck example. Very good detail. Rare markings to bottom of the catch: "DRGM". 42.5mm x 39.5mm. Excellent condition. Item # Ger-139 *SOLD*
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Hessen-Darmstadt (and the Rhine) war commemorative medal for merit. Attractive design with Crowned Ducal Arms to obverse; inscription: "Kriegerkameradschaft Hassia, L IV" (Ludwig IV ruled from 1877-1892). Reverse inscription: "Fur Verdienst im Kriegervereins wesen". Most interesting medal, probably issued by the veteran association or such. It is uncertain which War(s) it would represent, perhaps 1864/66 or even 1870. Appears to be in silvered bronze, old watermarked ribbon seems to be original. No maker or designer. Very good condition. 33.5mm diameter. Item # Ger-27 *SOLD*
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Prussia, 1914/15 commemorative badge in form of an Iron Cross 1st class. Black enamelled cross with white edging, Imperial crown to center. Laurel wreath encircling cross. Considerable amount of enamel is damaged. Showing a lot of wear. 3 part construction. Horizontal pin. Very interesting, especially being from the early War years. 28.5mm x 28.5mm. Item #Ger-58. *SOLD*
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Württemberg, 1915 Wilhelm Cross for Merit in Social Welfare. This award was established in 1915 and ranked right below the Orders but ahead of all decorations/medals of the Kingdom. There were four classes of the award. Presented here is the Wilhelm cross without swords or crown. Complete on original ribbon with plate/safety pin type fastener. Bronze, great condition to all. 44mm wide. Item #Ger-62. *SOLD*
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1904-1906 Southwest Africa Commemorative Service Medal for non-combatants. All original, complete with ribbon. Medal made of steel (proper for this award). Non-combatant medals less frequently awarded than combatant equivalent. Light tarnish does not detract from appearance. Very crisp detail. Ribbon lightly soiled. 32.5mm. Item # Ger-17 *SOLD*
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WW1 Iron Cross 2nd class. Small crown variety, eye marked by K.A.G. Magnetic core, lacquers intact. Great condition, only age darkening to frame. Short piece of original ribbon. 33.5mm wide. Item # Ger-37  *SOLD*
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Iron Cross WW1, 2nd class. Robust crown variety. Eye marked but hard to make out (see c/u photo). Magnetic core, black lacquer intact. 33.2mm wide. Very good quality with flat, crisp letters/dates. Fine, thin silver frame. Replacement ribbon. Item # Ger-38 *SOLD*
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Freikorps, Silesian Eagle decoration 1st class with SWORDS, deluxe version with enamels. 'Schlesisches Adler 1 stufe mit Schwertern'. Silvered bronze, 5 small rivets visible on reverse. Tapered pin for fastening, maker is marked but illegible. Very small enamel chips to lower left wing details. Rare to find with swords. Shows considerable wear but no excessive damage. Ref. Husken, # 195. 44mm x 32mm. Item # Ger-59. *SOLD*
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Kingdom of Bavaria Napoleonic War Campaign cross for officers and other ranks. Bronze. Obverse of national symbol within wreath, arms inscribed: 'Konig und vaterland'. Reverse inscribed: 'Fur die jahre 1813 und 1814', Max Joseph's cipher with rays surrounded by wreath to centre. Shows typical wear and age. Considering its age, very good condition. Ribbon appears to be original. All pieces from Napoleonic wars are increasingly scarce. Here is an opportunity to own one. Guaranteed original. 32 x 38 mm. Item #Ger-55. *SOLD*
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Commemorative badge of Hohenzollern unit, most likely war of 1870. Hohenzollern House Order center piece (brass/ black lacquer) affixed to bow. Original pin fastener missing catch. Worn but reasonable condition. 48.5mm x 32mm. Item # Ger-42  *SOLD*
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Hessen-Darmstadt. 1840 - 1866 Military Merit medal. Awarded for bravery and conduct during war. Hard to find medal. Comes with ribbon. Struck in bronze with crisp details and high relief. 31.8mm dia. Very interesting medal. Item # Ger-9 *SOLD*
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WW1 wounded badge black grade. Cut-out type. Bronze, black lacquered. Thinly struck with outstanding details. Catch has been repaired but not detractive. 43.5mm x 38mm. Good condition, some loss of black lacquer but not excessive. Cut-out types are getting hard to find. Item # Ger-19 *SOLD*
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Iron Cross, 2nd class WW1. Magnetic core, nearly all lacquer gone. Unmarked. Arms retaining silver frosting. Fair quality details. No ribbon. 42.8mm wide. Item # Ger-39 *SOLD*
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Bavaria, War against Austria cross in bronze. Great details, high relief to Bavarian national lion within oak wreath, date 1866 to reverse. Cross in very good condition (hard to find in such shape). Older replacement ribbon. Attractive medal, great accent for any collection. Item # Ger-144 *SOLD*
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WW1 Hamburg's War merit cross. Complete with very rare, original case of issue in white cardboard with gold embossed Hamburg's coat of arms. Cross in very good condition, all enamels intact. Light wear to silver plating. Original ribbon showing age and fading. Great set. Item # Ger-1 *SOLD*
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WW1 Prussian (German) War relief cross with original 1917 document of issue. All in good condition. Suspended on originally mounted single ribbon bar with pin. Item # Ger-2 *SOLD*
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1914 Hamburg War Merit Cross (Hanseatic Cross). Original ribbon, enamels intact. Some wear to silver plating. Item # Ger-4 *SOLD*
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1914 Lubeck War Merit Cross (Hanseatic Cross). Original, period ribbon, enamels intact. Centre disk in good condition, lightly tarnished. Some wear to silver plating (especially on reverse). Getting hard to find. Item # Ger-5 *SOLD*
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Commemorative medal for war against Denmark (1865). This medal was issued by both participants of the union (Prussia and Austria) with reversed royal ciphers. This is the Prussian version (Wilhelm's cipher to the left of Franz Joseph's). Medal struck from captured cannons (impressed to rim: 'Aus Erobertem Eschuetz'). Very good condition, clean striking. Original ribbon. Getting hard to find. 29mm diameter. Item # Ger-8 *SOLD*
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1914 Bremen War Merit Cross (Hanseatic Cross). Original ribbon, enamels intact. This is the hardest one of the three (Hansa Crosses) to find as the fewest issued. Just light wear, no damage. Dark spotting throughout. About 40% of original silver finish remaining. Item # Ger-10 *SOLD*
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WW1 Iron Cross 2nd class. Hallmarked to sealed eyelet: 'MFH' (clear and deep stamp). Rarely found marking to this wonderfully patinated cross. Magnetic core, black lacqure appears original. Goldish appearance to frame indicating protective lacquer application. 43mm wide. Complete with short original ribbon. Great addition to your Iron Cross collection. Overall very good condition. Item # Ger-11 *SOLD*
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1866 War with Austria - Königgrätz commemorative cross. Good condition, gilt bronze. Old replacement ribbon. Ribbed suspension eye. Shows age and light wear. Item # Ger-13 *SOLD*
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Mecklenburg-Schwerin, WW1 War Merit Cross 2nd class. Fabulous quality, great details. Darkening around the eyelet. I have not seen one this well-detailed in a while. Proper replacement ribbon. 41.5mm. Very good condition. Item # Ger-14 *SOLD*
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War merit cross 1st class, with swords. Late war type in zinc, no silver frosting. Crisp details to all. Silver pin fastener, punch marked '4'. 49mm x 49.2mm. Pin slightly bent. Very reasonable piece. Item # Ger-16 *SOLD*
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Commemorative medal for the WW1 'Polish' winter campaigns. Hindenburg to obverse, reverse inscribed: Tannenberg, Masuren, Winterschlacht Warschau Kurland 1914-1915. War-time quality in white metal, ribbon seems to be original. Nurnberg maker (name is hard to make out), designed by: WYNAND. 24mm in diameter. Shows age darkening and wear. Rare and most interesting medal. Item # Ger-18 *SOLD*
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Prussia - Napoleonic Wars 1813-1814 commemorative medal (combatant type). Struck in bronze (from enemy cannon - rim impressing). Older replacement silk ribbon. Good and better condition (these are often found in rough shape). 29.2mm diameter. Great details - crisp striking. Item # Ger-20 *SOLD*
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1904-1906 Southwest Africa Commemorative Service Medal for combatants (crossed swords to reverse). Medal in bronze, well-struck, shows wear but no damage. Original ribbon. 32.5mm. Item # Ger-22 *SOLD*
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Free City Danzig (Gdañsk). Life saving (Fûr Rettung aus Lebensgefahr) medal in silver. Very rare award as few issued. 1927 type. Original ribbon. '990' silver content impressed to reverse, maker initials 'AB' to obverse (in relief). Great condition to all. Well-struck. 39.2mm in diameter. Our price is well below current price guides. Item # Ger-23 .This medal has been stolen from us. Any information would be most welcome. These medals are very rare.
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Free City Danzig (Gdañsk). Industry and trade merit award. One of the few medals this rich industrial city (trade, shipbuilding, banking, etc.) used to reward its exceptional citizens. Danzig used to be one of the more important Hanseatic League cities in XIV - XVIIc. Silver medal (content '990' deeply impressed to rim) with original ribbon. Greatly detailed striking. Other than rusted ribbon backing plate and missing part of pin - all in great condition. Circa 1925. 29mm diameter. Rarely offered for sale. Item # Ger-24 *SOLD*
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WW1 Iron Cross, 2nd class. As issued to naval personnel (Kriegsmarine), the common distinction being a bronze frame (with light silver plating) and non-iron core (as iron would rust immediately while at sea). Very nice original period piece. Crisp details, narrow lettering indicating early war issue. 3" piece of original ribbon (soiled and with few pulls). 44mm, 3 pc. construction. Worn. Item # Ger-25. *SOLD*
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Hanseatic League (cities of Lübeck, Hamburg and Bremen), Napoleonic Wars Military medal, 1813-1814 in silver. Item # Ger-29. *SOLD*.
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Prussia, 1864 Düppel Storm Cross. This campaign took place during the War with Denmark in 1864. Well-preserved, private-purchase type in silvered bronze. Original striking of over 34,000 crosses was not enough, hence many more were made privately. Good details, especially on reverse (where details appear to be even better than an original striking). Fitted with proper contemporary ribbon, combatant version. 32.55mm wide. Attractive piece. Item # Ger-30.*SOLD*
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Saxony, Gold service cross for War with France 1870/71. Saxony along with German south and north federations had joined Prussia in the War efforts. This is highest grade of the award. Gilded bronze. Awarded to support officers. 4-armed cross with oak and laurel wreath containing King Johann's (1854-1873) royal cypher surmounted by blue enamelled band with 6 tiny stars. Couple very small enamel chips. Reverse has date 1870 and 1871 below. Original ribbon slightly tattered and faded. Suspender ring has maker's mark stamped onto it. Looks like ME. This is a rarely seen award. Most of gilding intact. Some light wear to cypher area. Overall good to very good condition. Cross spans 28mm x 28mm. Item # Ger-52 *SOLD*
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Kingdom of Bavaria Napoleonic War Campaign cross for officers and other ranks. Gilded bronze. Obverse of national symbol within wreath, arms inscribed: 'Konig und vaterland'. Reverse inscribed: 'Fur die jahre 1813 und 1814', Max Joseph's cipher with rays surrounded by wreath to centre. Gilding to both sides partially worn. Shows light wear and age; edge ding to suspension eye. Considering its age, very good condition. Proper replacement ribbon. All pieces from Napoleonic wars are increasingly scarce. Here is an opportunity to own one. Guaranteed original. Item # Ger-55. *SOLD*
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WW2 Italo-German campaign in Africa medal. In spite of its name, the medal was only issued to members of German forces and was not intended for Italians. Obverse of 2 soldiers in old armor fighting a crocodile. Reverse of Italian Feleni Arch with fascia and swastika to sides, Royal Italian (House of Savoy) symbol below. Legend to rim in two languages. Medal in bronze. Great detail, high relief. Marked by maker (Lorioli, Milano). Designer's name to bottom of obverse. Original ribbon, 1/2 length. Very good condition, small stain on the ribbon (looks like glue). Quite interesting medal. Item # Ger-92 *SOLD*
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WW2 badge of the flight observer. Good detail, lightly convex. Marked to back of the eagle 'R. Meybauer, Berlin'. Riveted construction. 53mm x 53mm. Thin pin for fastening. Shows age and wear. No damage. Item # Ger-94 *SOLD*
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Grand Dukedom of Hesse-Darmstadt. WW1 Army medic service cross in bronze. Issued to doctors and others for helping injured soldiers at the frontlines. Four-armed cross with cipher of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig to centre, inscribed: 'Den 25 Fen August 1870'. Reverse inscribed: 'Für Pflege der Soldaten 1914'. All inscriptions and decorations in high relief. Original ribbon faded and showing age, few small tears. Rarely seen cross from WW1 era. Very good condition overall. Item # Ger-103 *SOLD*
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Prussia--Kingdom, Officer's 25 years' service cross. Rare award from that period. This was awarded at the end of Franco-Prussian war of 1870. Straight, flat arms with pebble design indicate 2nd type of the award (first type was awarded around 1825 and third followed in 1880's). Cross in gilded bronze. Shows some age quite a bit of wear (especially to centre or arms), not detractive though. Friedrich William III cipher to obverse, roman numerals to reverse. Original moire ribbon shows light wear. Rarely seen. 37.5mm x 37.5mm. Item # Ger-108 *Sold*
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WW1 Iron Cross, 2nd class. Rare - attributed cross. Reverse is inscribed in baked lacquer (the proper way to have it done, cost a bundle as well). Inscribed to reverse: 20. 1916 HGEy (monogram). Silver frame. Quality work to crown and lettering (W, 1914). Magnetic centre, majority of original black lacquer gone, but not very detractive. 43.5mm. Original ribbon. Age darkening to obverse. Reverse very clean. Nice item for avid collector of German Iron Cross. Item # Ger-111. *SOLD*
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Cross of honour of the German mother. Bronze grade. Awarded for bearing 6 or more children. Second type of the cross. All enamel intact. Original ribbon. Shows age and light wear, no damage. Item #Ger-112 *SOLD*
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Wûrttemberg - medal for war of 1866 (against Austria). This is the single campaign medal. Another one (for 2 campaigns) exists, but is extremely rare. Medal in gilded bronze. Obverse of King's cipher (King Karl) within laurel wreath. Reverse of crossed swords with plaque hanging off of them cornered by dogs' heads. Legend to plaque: 'Fur treuen dienst in einen feldzuge'. Some age darkening to reverse (9-10 o'clock). Shows wear and age. Ribbon, although watermarked, I think is a replacement. 30mm in diameter. Item # Ger-121 *SOLD*
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WW1 German navy/marines service cross (also called Flandern Cross). Obverse of German naval flag with griffin above, inscribed: 'Marine Korps 1914/18'. Reverse has anchor with Imperial crown above (within wreath). Inscribed: 'Zur See Unbesiegt Im Felde'. Cross in bronze. Mounted on parade ribbon which is quite worn and torn in bottom left corner (certainly original). Ribbon backed with metal plate. Cross shows age and typical wear. These are getting really hard to find. Item # Ger-124 *SOLD*
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Bavaria--very rare Napoleonic Wars military official service medal
Bavaria--very rare Napoleonic Wars military official service medal in gilded bronze. Obverse of national lion with swords within a wreath upon 4-armed cross with rays between arms. Arms inscribed: 'Konig und vaterland'. Reverse of similar design with exception of centre motif which is letter 'M' (Maximilian Joseph I) and inscription to arms: 'Fur Die Jahre 1813 und 1814'. Original ribbon being a very nice bonus. Great detail and quality. Majority of original gilding intact. 30.5mm in diameter. These are extremely hard to find and always command a hefty price. Would certainly add a sought-after rarity to anyone's collection. Item # Ger-126 *SOLD*
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Kingdom of Bavaria Napoleonic War Campaign cross for officers and other ranks
Kingdom of Bavaria Napoleonic War Campaign cross for officers and other ranks. Gilded bronze. Obverse of national symbol within wreath, arms inscribed: 'Konig und vaterland'. Reverse inscribed: 'Fur die jahre 1813 und 1814', Max Joseph's cipher with rays surrounded by wreath to centre. Gilding to obverse completely worn, but reverse is absolutely intact. Shows wear and age, some contact spots and edge marks. I'd rate it as good conditon. Original ribbon is in poor shape and quite fragile. All pieces from Napoleonic wars are increasingly scarce. Here is an opportunity to own one. Guaranteed original. 32mm. Item # Ger-127 *SOLD*
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German - Austrian WW1 unity medal. Busts of the emperors to obverse. Inscribed 'Die freunde des friedens'. Reverse of imperial arms of both countries within laurel wreath, scrolls below. Old ribbon present, appears original. 22mm in diameter. Struck in thin bronze. Nice commemorative medal. Item # Ger-129 *SOLD*
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Baden - Grand Dukedom. Military honour medal issued for WW1
Baden - Grand Dukedom. Military honour medal issued for WW1 and for war of 1870. Great detail to all. Obverse of crowned national winged lion with sword and shield stepping over a cannon. Incribed: 'Fur Badens Ehre'. Small letter 'R' to bottom right. Reverse of oak wreath containing inscription: 'Leopold fur treuen dienst im kriege'. Issued to combatants only. War ribbon. Medal in quality bronze. Thickness of 3.8mm. 31.5mm in diameter. Great condition, darkened with age. No damage (just one small edge tick). Rare medal from small dukedom. Item # Ger-130 *SOLD*
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Saxony - Meiningen WW1 military merit medal
Saxony - Meiningen WW1 military merit medal. Scarce medal in bronze with ribbon (appears to be replacement). Great details. Inscribed to reverse: 'Fur Verdienst Im kriege 1914/1915'. These were issued in early stages of the war. Shows age darkening and spotty patina. No damage. 40mm in diameter. Item # Ger-131 *SOLD*
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Iron half moon - aka. Gallipoli Star
Iron half moon - aka. Gallipoli Star. Essentially a Turkish WW1 award but often worn by German officers. It was roughly an equivalent of German Iron Cross 1st class in Turkey. Appears to be in silver. Rich red enamels showing 'spider cracking' to right and bottom left arms but no chipping. Old type pin assembly. Marked by maker: 'B.B& Co. Lightly vaulted. 53.5mm (57mm arm spread). Good condition. Shows wear and age. This is the last one I have in stock. Item # Ger-134 *SOLD*
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WW2 minesweeper badge in cloth
WW2 minesweeper badge in cloth. Guaranteed original. Cotton and silk threads, superb details and correct pattern. Dark navy blue felt backing. Swastika is hard to make out but it is definitely there (it is not a 57 model!). A genuine period piece not often offered for sale. 47mm x 62mm. Great addition to your WW2 navy insignia/badge collection or general 3rd Reich militaria. Shows age and light wear. Item # Ger-137 *SOLD*
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1870 (War with France) Iron Cross
1870 (War with France) Iron Cross, 2nd class. Silver frame, iron core. Black lacquer mostly worn to obverse, mostly intact to reverse. All original. Good length of ribbon included. 41.5mm x 41.5mm. Age darkening to frame. Crisp details. These are getting hard to find. Item # Ger-143 *SOLD*
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