Iron Cross 1939 EK2 Unmarked

A beautiful Iron Cross 1939 EK2 unmarked with silver frame and nice blackened magnetic iron core complete with long original ribbon.  The suspension loop is unmarked and measures 45.17 mm x 44.00 mm; weighing 19.0 grams in very good condition, unworn.

Product ID: 6202

£145.00

Description

IRON CROSS

WW2 Iron Cross EK2 1939 (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) is a former military Prussian decoration, awarded for bravery and later restored by Adolf Hitler in 1939.

The Iron Cross of World War II was graded into three main categories the Iron Cross 2nd Class (EKII), Iron Cross 1st Class (EK1), and the Knights Cross which replaced the Prussian Pour le Mérite or “Blue Max” as Hitler did not approve of much of the old Prussian order award only to officers.

The Prussian Iron Cross 1914 with black and white ribbon, was replaced with the red, white and black colours adopted by The National Socialist German Workers’ Party. with a Swastika added in the centre with 1939 beneath.

 

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