Posted 9 years ago
I was going to post my Imperial Iron cross, but since there are a few up on CW I figured this might be an interesting alternative.
I found this little patriotic piece at a not-so-local flea market a few months back. Though this is technically a TR era item, it commemorates a soldier's service in WWI. These pins were made throughout various periods in German history with tiny representations of a soldier's (or civilians) awards. This man was awarded a iron cross II class and likely bought this version with an integrally die struck honor cross when it was instituted in 1934.
Each of these medals are a miniscule 11/32" tall; you can judge the size in the 2nd picture when they are placed over a nickle. The iron cross has beautiful enamel work and the honor cross is surprisingly well detailed for how small it is.