Oldenburg FA Cross 2nd Class

Price: £45.00 GBP
Availability: Sold
Reference: WW00540
Manufacturer: Not available
Product Description

A very nice German Imperial Oldenburg Cross 2nd Class medal - its in nice condition with full lenght original ribbon.

OLDENBURG - Friedrich August Cross, II class, on combatant's ribbon (Friedrich August-Kreuz, 2. Klasse, am Kämpferband), 1914-1918 - Blackened iron cross pattée with laurel wreath between the arms, with loop for ribbon suspension; 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.