Attractive, WWI-period: 'Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse' (or: iron cross second class) being a non-maker-marked example that comes together with its shortened & confectioned ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt')
This is an attractive example of a WWI-period: 'Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse' (or: iron cross second class) and that comes as issued and/or recently found. The detail on this example is nicely preserved: it has - I deem - never been cleaned nor polished and has an attractive and/or minimally tarnished age-patina (as can be seen on the pictures). The cross came together with its folded and shortened (and confectioned) ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt'). The IC truly retains nice details but is void of a makers'-designation. The cross has a nicely preserved, black-finished (ie. somewhat 'satin-like'- ie. 'shiny-style'-) core and is void of any real damage or heavy paint-loss and has been nicely preserved. The piece is just a tiny bit dusty and/or stained but was never cleaned nor polished (as can be seen on the pictures). The ribbon shows only minimal usage and/or staining. Simply a neat WWI-period, 'EKII. Klasse' that is with certainty accordingly priced!