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Recently acquired Iron Cross medal


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Guest Luftschutzpolizei

Hello,

I have recently come across an Iron Cross medal (not bought, I found it with some other old stuff) Would anyone here with a better knowledge of these items be able to tell me more about the symbols on the medal and whether or not it is authentic?

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The medal is not in perfect shape, the medal border is peeling away from the base but I hope these pictures are good enough

Thanks

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Hi Luftschutzpolizei,

To me that is a 100% genuine three part construction (Iron centre sandwiched between 2 silver metal edges) Iron Cross second class. There may be a small maker's Mark on the suspension ring.

1813 is the date it was instituted and oak leaves are a common German motif

Dave

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hear is one I have no need of if any one wants it just give me a couple of ramc photos for it and pm me please move if in the wrong place thanks

hear is one I have no need of if any one wants it just give me a couple of ramc photos for it and pm me please move if in the wrong place thanks

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I have recently come across an Iron Cross medal (not bought, I found it with some other old stuff) Would anyone here with a better knowledge of these items be able to tell me more about the symbols on the medal and whether or not it is authentic?

Hi Luftschutzpolizei,

To me that is a 100% genuine three part construction (Iron centre sandwiched between 2 silver metal edges) Iron Cross second class. There may be a small maker's Mark on the suspension ring.

1813 is the date it was instituted and oak leaves are a common German motif

Dave

Dave is right. Just to add that the FW is for Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia who introduced the medal in 1813.

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An old trick it to put a magnet against it to check that it is not a base metal copy and that it is made of Iron!.

Check the makers mark on the ring as previously suggested but to me it does look original.

Good luck

KB.

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