This is a consignment item. It is a truly delightful 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class in the highly-coveted prinzengroße (prince-sized) class. It most certainly was a privately-purchased example, as prinzengroßes were not directly-issued. It was up to the owner to acquire this in addition to or as a replacement for his tunic. The cross measures 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4.” It is highly-detailed, in fine condition, and replicates in every way what we would see on a full-sized example. No ribbon accompanies this Iron Cross.