Iron Cross 2nd Class Marked 24

Authentic Iron Cross 2nd Class, with silver frame magnetic iron core complete with original ribbon.  The medal ring is hallmarked “24” by  Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Hanauer Plakettenhersteller in very good condition.

Product ID: 5378

£175.00

Description

IRON CROSS 2nd Class

The German Iron Cross 2nd Class (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.