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WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class medal

Object | Accession Number: 1993.125.1 b

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    WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class medal

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    commemoration:  1914-1918
    creation: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Gela Jane Benton
    front, center, embossed : W front, bottom, embossed : 1914 reverse, top, embossed : FW reverse, bottom, embossed : 1813 suspension ring, maker’s mark, engraved : KO

    Physical Details

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    Object Type
    Medals, German (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Black painted metal alloy cross pattee style medal with a silver colored reeded border on the front and reverse. The front is embossed with an imperial crown in the top arm; a W cipher for King Wilhelm II in the center; and the year the award was reinstituted, 1914, in the bottom arm. The reverse is embossed with the FW cipher for King Friedrich Wilhelm III in the top arm; a cluster of 3 oak leaves in the center, and the year of first issue, 1813, in the bottom arm. There is a loop on the top arm with a suspension ring. The maker’s mark, KO, for Konigliches Munzamt Orden, the Royal Mint in Berlin, is engraved on the suspension ring. The medal is attached to a black with two thin white bands grosgrain ribbon.
    overall: Height: 8.270 inches (21.006 cm) | Width: 11.420 inches (29.007 cm)
    overall : metal, paint, ribbon

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    Administrative Notes

    The medal was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993 by the Estate of Gela Jane Benton, via Glen R. Bernfield.
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    2022-07-28 17:51:16
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