Rare Original Old German WW2 Ring with Isern Cross.
Trench art, 1916. The item has a normal wear.
Original, not reproduction. The item is perfect for museum or private collection.
Size: 22 x 14 mm. This item was obtained from a large old collection in Europe. Please note: last image is for sample only.
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WIKIPEDIA: The Iron Cross (German: About this sound Eisernes Kreuz (helpÂ·info), abbreviated EK) is a former military decoration in the Kingdom of Prussia, and later in the German Empire (1871-1918) and Nazi Germany (1933-1945). It was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia in March 1813 backdated to the birthday of his late wife Queen Louise on 10 March 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars (EK 1813). Louise was the first person to receive this decoration (posthumous). The recommissioned Iron Cross was also awarded during the Franco-Prussian War (EK 1870), World War I (EK 1914), and World War II (EK 1939, re-introduced with a swastika added in the center). The Iron Cross was normally a military decoration only, though there were instances of it being awarded to civilians for performing military functions. Two examples of this were civilian test pilots Hanna Reitsch who was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and 1st Class and Melitta Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg, who was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, for their actions as pilots during World War II. The design of the cross symbol was black with a white or silver outline, was ultimately derived from the cross pattee of the Teutonic Order, used by knights on occasions from the 13th century.