Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse 1914 – Iron Cross 1st Class 1914
Reference: OEK 1908
Iron Cross from I. Word War, instituted on 5.8.1914 by Emperor Wilhelm II. Manufacturing for private market, three piece construction, vaulted & relatively thin (weight 14,55 g) with magnetic core. No manufacturers marking, under catch punched “800” for silver content. Possibly attribution to Meybauer or Sedlatzek (both Berlin), but not for sure.
Excellent condition, with beautiful rainbow patina and intact blackening, pinset complete and working.