HOLD (a.n.) 1813 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, Early Wearer’s Copy
This exceptional cross has been expert-vetted and deemed to not be an 1813 awarded cross, but rather a wearer’s copy, circa 1870-1890. The cross is created closely in the manner of the 100 core awards originally produced. The core is cast in the old method, showing the roughness and dimpling– most readily visible on the plain front of the cross. The reverse features the crown FW motif, with the sculpted oakleaves and four acorns. The outer encasement is delicate and narrow, also same as in the award crosses. The short ribbon is a later piece added in to replace the original. It is a treat to be able to handle a rare, beautiful old wearer’s cross such as this.