WW1 GERMANY FRIEDRICH AUGUST CROSS 2ND CLASS CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL

$175.00

Description

Offered is an original immediate post WW1 War era German Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class.

38 mm wide blackened iron cross pattée with laurel wreath between the arms, with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular central medallion bearing the initials ‘FA’ (for Grand Duke Friedrich August), the Oldenburg crown on the upper arm, the lower arm bearing the date ‘1914’; the reverse plain; slight wear, especially to the centre of the reverse; on a worn piece of original ribbon.

The Cross was instituted on 24 September 1914 for all ranks and was the Grand Duchy’s equivalent of the Prussian Iron Cross for bravery in the field. A good example.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 15 × 6 × 6 cm

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