Iron Cross EK1 Screwback By L/58

A desirable Iron Cross EK1 Screwback by L/58 with outstanding character, multi-piece construction with a magnetic blackened iron core.  The obverse has a nice ribbed border and frame, with a raised mobile swastika in the centre with the re-institution date below “1939”.   The reverse of the screwback EK1 has a round nut soldered to the centre of the cross, with a removable backing disc with raised lettering “L/58” which is the LDO code of the firm Rudolf Souval in Vienna.

The cross has no damage or repairs, with a nice patina in good condition measuring 44.3mm (w) x 44.1 mm (h); weighing 24.3 grams.

Product ID: 5871

£425.00

Description

Iron Cross EK1 Screwback

The Iron Cross EK1 (Eisernes Kreuz EK1 ) 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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