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iron cross - 1914 - 1st class - prinzengroße - warenhaus fÜr armee und marine hallmark - .800 silver hallmark

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  • GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 1st CLASS – PRINZENGROßE – WARENHAUS FÜR ARMEE UND MARINE HALLMARK – .800 SILVER HALLMARK

    SKU: 09-1035

    $1,095.00

    This is a handsome 1914 Prinzengroße Iron Cross 1st Class. The Prinzengroße Iron Cross originated more than a hundred years prior to WW I as a smaller variation of noblemen/royalty’s decorations that could be worn by their young sons. The term Prinzengroße means “prince-sized.” The youngsters wore uniforms that emulated their fathers,’ as well as headdresses and swords to accommodate their stature. By the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War, it became more of an affectation among officers who preferred the smaller Iron Crosses 1st Class and 2nd Class over full-sized examples…  

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