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Germany 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class

Germany 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class

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The 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class is an extraordinary piece of history that captures the significance of Germany during the late 19th century. This decoration is almost 150 years old and it is remarkable that the paint has held up so well over time. Although some paint loss can be seen on the high points of the cross, the paint's aging is typical of an Iron Cross of this age, lending to its authenticity.

One significant feature of this Iron Cross is its large jump ring, which is typical of Iron Crosses produced during the Franco-Prussian War. The cross's fine patina also confirms its age, highlighting the importance of this decoration in German military history. Additionally, this cross is magnetic, which is a distinct characteristic of Iron Crosses from this era.

The accompanying original ribbon, adds an extra layer of historical significance to this item. This Iron Cross 2nd Class is a consignment item, which means that it is a unique opportunity to own a piece of history from this important period in German history.

The Iron Cross was created by King Wilhelm I during the Franco-Prussian War to honor exceptional military service and bravery. It quickly became a coveted symbol of German military achievement and was awarded in two classes, with the 2nd Class being given to soldiers who displayed exemplary service.

This 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class is not only an item of great historical interest but also a reminder of the bravery and dedication of German soldiers during a pivotal moment in history. Contact us to learn more about this consignment item and add this piece of history to your collection.
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