Iron Cross EK2 Medal Unmarked Klein & Quenzer

An Iron Cross EK2 Medal Unmarked Klein & Quenzer, constructed with silver frame and magnetic iron core.  The medal is unmarked on the medal ring but attributed to Klein & Quenzer A.G., with the original ribbon.   The medal has no damage or repairs with a nice patina in good condition.

 

Product ID: 8485

$208.40

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Description

IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS

The German Iron Cross 1939 EK2 (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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