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1914 Iron Cross Second Class: CM.907-2000

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1914 Iron Cross Second Class


Ruler: Wilhelm II (1888-1918)




This medal was awarded to soldiers fighting for the German Empire in World War One.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000-11-20) by Allen Manheim, Julia, Mrs


1914 -

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter (min) 43 mm Diameter 43 mm Weight 15.64 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: White metal Prussian cross with black painted centre. The top arm included a crown, the centre a W, and the bottom 1914

  • Text: W (in exergue) 1914
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: There is a crown in the top arm and the initials FW. An oak leaf cluster sits in the centre with "1813" in the lower arm.

  • Text: FW (in exergue) 1813
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.907-2000
Primary reference Number: 226936
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Created: Monday 9 February 2015 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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