Oldenburg FA Cross 1st Class

Price: £70.00 GBP
Availability: Sold
Reference: WW00539
Manufacturer: Not available
Product Description

A nice German Oldenburg Cross 1st Class medal - due to the quality I believe this to be a post-war '57 Veterans piece but still a very nice piece.

OLDENBURG - Friedrich August Cross, I class, on combatant's ribbon (Friedrich August-Kreuz, 1. Klasse, am Kämpferband), 1914-1918 - Blackened iron cross pattée with laurel wreath between the arms; the face with a circular central medallion bearing the initials ‘FA’ (for Grand Duke Friedrich August), the Oldenburg crown on the upper arm, the lower arm bearing the date ‘1914’; the reverse plain; on replaced correct ribbon. The cross has a magnetic or non magnetic core and is thus an early issue (later awards were in zinc alloy ‘Kriegsmetall’). The Cross was instituted on 24 September 1914 for all ranks and was the Grand Duchy’s equivalent of the Prussian Iron Cross for bravery in the field.