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WW1 IRON CROSS by daliscar WW1 IRON CROSS by daliscar
WW1 Imperial Iron Cross 2nd Class.

Since the Iron Cross was issued over several different periods of German history, it is annotated with the year indicating the era in which it was issued. For example, an Iron Cross from the First World War bears the year "1914", while the same decoration from the Second World War is annotated "1939". The reverse of the 1870, 1914, and 1939 series of Iron Crosses have the year "1813" appearing on the lower arm, symbolizing the first year the award was created.

It was also possible for a holder of the 1914 Iron Cross to be awarded a higher grade of the 1939 Iron Cross. An award of the first or second class was also possible. In such cases a "1939 Clasp" (Spange) would be worn on the original 1914 Iron Cross. (A similar award was made in 1914 but was quite rare, since there were few in service who held the 1870 Iron Cross.)
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SwiggitySwag1234 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
I have me one of them, mine was made in Dresden. It is WW1
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LunaDeAbril-POM Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
did this one belong to anyone in your family or someone you know:)
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daliscar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Neither, I am a collector.
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Tounushifan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Oh hello.
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CanadianEnclave Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i have a world war 2 one =3
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daliscar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Nice :-)
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ToxxicXLove Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Mhm, I have the same version I believe ... My ribbon's way more worn though... but the cross itself is in great condition.
It wasn't until about an hour after I had bought if off of the man, did I really start to think... Some soldier owned this cross... died for it maybe. I wasn't sure... :\

it's great, and yet bitter to own one in my opinion. Fantastic piece of history... probably soaked with memories too. :] great image. love it.
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daliscar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thank you :-)
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GoldenFalchion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Nice snapshot.

I like you badges :D
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daliscar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thanks :-)
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