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Predicate Object 1985.143 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2658 2016-08-09T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:43:12.976Z 4A 55 German Iron Cross 1914 2nd Class, WW1 This award for bravery was created in 1913 by King Frederick William III. During WW1 the Iron Cross reauthorised by Kaiser Wilhem I and was a decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia. The letter W on the obverse side refers to Kaiser Wilhelm I, Germany's ruler during WW1. On the reverse the initials FW refer to King Frederick William III, who created the ward in 1813. German Iron Cross 1914 2nd Class, WW1 obverse: crown in upper arm; royal cypher 'W' in centre above date '1914 reverse: crown above initials 'FW' above oak leaves above date '1813' medal, decoration
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