Germany - Empire, Württemberg, Third Reich: Group of 4 awards comprising: Iron Cross 1914 2nd Class; Württemberg: Friedrich Order, Knight’s Grade 2nd Class with Swords, silver, gilt, gold and enamels; Honour Cross 1914-1918 with Swords, reverse makers marked: ‘R.V. Pforzheim’; Third Reich: Long Service Decoration for 4 Years, complete with Army eagle emblem attached to ribbon. Mounted court style as worn, on original ribbons all bearing a matching colour fade and wear, the mounting from the late 1930’s. A rare combination of awards.

Price: £450.00


Product ID: CMA/27512
Condition: evidence of wear, Good Very Fine.
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Germany - Empire, Württemberg, Third Reich: Group of 4 awards comprising: Iron Cross 1914 2nd Class; Württemberg: Friedrich Order, Knight’s Grade 2nd Class with Swords, silver, gilt, gold and enamels; Honour Cross 1914-1918 with Swords, reverse makers marked: ‘R.V. Pforzheim’; Third Reich: Long Service Decoration for 4 Years, complete with Army eagle emblem attached to ribbon. Mounted court style as worn, on original ribbons all bearing a matching colour fade and wear, the mounting from the late 1930’s. A rare combination of awards.

Condition: evidence of wear, Good Very Fine.

The Friedrich Order was an order of merit of the German Kingdom of Württemberg. It was instituted on the first of January 1830 by the second king of Württemberg, Wilhelm I in remembrance of his father, King Friedrich I. In 1918, the end of the monarchy meant the abolition of the order. The order was created with a single class, conferring nobility. On 3rd January 1856, the Order was recreated with four classes were created and on 29th September 1870 a Knight 1st Class and a military division with swords were added (existing Knights were appointed Knights 1st Class). In 1892 the "Medal of the Order of Frederick" was added to the order. An additional rank was created on 6th March 1899, the Grand Cross with Crown (or Crown of the Grand Cross).