~ WWII German Third Reich Deutsches Kreuz (German Cross) Gold Order ~
The German Cross (German: Deutsches Kreuz) was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 28 September 1941. It was awarded in two divisions: Gold for repeated acts of bravery or repeated outstanding achievements in combat; and silver for multiple distinguished services in war efforts and was considered a continuation of the War Merit Cross with swords.
The German Cross was unique in that the gold and silver divisions were considered as separate awards but should not be worn simultaneously.
At the centre is a black enamel swastika on a silver ground, surrounded by a gold laurel wreath. Towards the lower end of the wreath is the date “1941”. The wreath has a red enamel ring around.
It is made of a four riveted construction,
The order is unmarked.
~ Dimensions ~
The medal measures 2.5 inches (5.4 cm) by 2.5 inches. It weighs 74 g.
~ Condition ~
Some minor degradation/age wearing to the reverse, but the piece remains in otherwise excellent condition.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £8 or the badge can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.