The same seller got this one :
Thats "Gold for iron" medal. think its genuine. pretty and simple medal.
I think they are both good items. the ribbon may be an addition but both items are pretty common so I don't think there is a great market for fakes.
The gold got iron was awarded or given rather to people who made donations to the war effort ie their jewelry. The other medal was worn by members of the ww1 vets organisation.
Both look fine to me. The medal's ribbon is, of course, incorrect.
It is worth noting that, coincidentally, both items were designed by the same artist.
Notice the designer's name "HOSAEUS" present on both. This was the German sculptor and medalist Prof. Hermann Hosaeus. Prof. Hosaeus was also a member of the Kyffhäuserbund's board, where he functioned as a artistic adviser ["Künstlerischer Beirat"].
The medal was awarded from 1921 to 1934, when all non-official WW1 veterans' medals were prohibited following the institution of the official Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914-1918 by Reichspräsident von Hindenburg.
See: Hermann Hosaeus (German language)
Here is my example of the Kyffhäuser medal:
Last edited by HPL2008; 07-07-2013 at 09:14 PM.
Yes, I forgot to mention that fact. I remember your thread on these. here's another designed by Hosaeus.
"Those who have received this token of iron have helped with the adornment of our brave ones' resting places."
The text on the obverse consists of the initial words of the traditional German armed forces lament "Der gute Kamerad", better known as "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden".)
Very nice. Thanks guys
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