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Order of the German Eagle 1st Class


Rare original cased Order of the German Eagle 1st Class (Verdienstkreuz I. Stufe des Ordens vom Deutschen Adler). The Order of the German Eagle was instituted on 1 May 1937 by Adolf Hitler. It was a diplomatic and honorary award given to prominent foreigners, particularly diplomats, who were considered sympathetic to Nazism. The Cross is based on the Maltese Cross, enameled in white with German Eagles at each corner carrying a swastika. The cross is made of gilded '900' silver. The cross is maker marked with number '21' indicating production by the company of 'Godet & Co.' from Berlin. There is no enamel damage and the details on this medal are simply stunning, the cross is showing a nice darkened age patina. The neck cross is complete with its original approximately 55cms long and 46mm wide, ribbon. Desirable and rare original cross!

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