Posted 4 years ago
Here are my remaining Iron Crosses, which are part of mounted sets of medals. I purchased the three medal set and the two medal ribbon in a second hand store Bremerhaven Germany back in the late 1970s.
The first set of three medals starts with the Iron Cross 2nd Class. I haven’t disturbed the ribbon to see if there is a maker’s mark on the suspension ring. It’s three piece construction with magnetic core. The second medal is the WWI service cross for combatants, or “Hindenburg Cross.” The third medal is a medal for twelve years faithful service in the Prussian Army.
The second medal mounting was designed so it could be worn as an “undress” ribbon bar without the medals underneath, or the medals could be temporarily attached by the spring clips on the back to convert it into a “parade dress” mounting when needed. Since the ribbon bar could be worn alone, combatant’s swords are displayed on the Hindenburg Cross ribbon. I bought the ribbon bar without the medals, and then attached some orphan medals to it. The Iron Cross is maker marked on the suspension ring, three piece construction and magnetic core.