World War I 1914 Iron Cross MEDALÂ 2nd Class Maker Mark "Fr" "800" Item #0999 Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse ek2 World War II 1939 Spang Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz
Original World War I 1914/1813 German/Prussian Iron Cross 2nd Class, Maker Marked "Fr" -Friedlaender, Berlin "800" Silver, with 1939 Spang (un-marked), Spang has all 4 retaining bars, Ribbon Drape tested U.V. Negative. 27.2 Grams.
The Clasp to the Iron Cross (Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz) was a metal medal clasp displayed on the uniforms of German Wehrmacht personnel who had been awarded the Iron Cross in World War I. It was displayed on the uniforms of many high-ranking officers during World War II as most had also served in World War I.
As it was possible for a holder of the 1914 Iron Cross to be awarded a second or higher grade of the 1939 Iron Cross. A "1939 Clasp" (Spange) would be worn on the original 1914 Iron Cross. It depicted an eagle clutching an oak leaf wreath surrounding a swastika above a trapezoid including the year 1939. It was attached to the 1914 Iron Cross medal ribbonbeneath a tunic button.