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Imperial German 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class: Real or Fake?

Article about: I bought this iron cross about two weeks ago from a guy in Ieper, Belgium which is one of the major fronts in world war 1. I was just wondering if it was real or not.

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    Default Imperial German 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class: Real or Fake?

    I bought this iron cross about two weeks ago from a guy in Ieper, Belgium which is one of the major fronts in world war 1. I was just wondering if it was real or not.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

    An original cross and ribbon. Is there a makers mark on the ring the ribbon passes through?

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    Default Re: Imperial German 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class: Real or Fake?

    what kind of a mark would i be looking for

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    Default Re: Imperial German 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class: Real or Fake?

    It will be letters or numbers.

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    Default Re: Imperial German 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class: Real or Fake?

    here is a photo of a mark on the ring
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    Default Re: Imperial German 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class: Real or Fake?

    As stated...an original 1914 EK II, it does indeed look to be maker marked, but I can not make it out...have you magnifying glass, so you can see it in hand ? I have added your attachment as a photograph to the post....
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Thanks for the additional photograph...definitely a mm, but I still can not make it out, looks to me to either a "Z" = "Zeich" of Berlin, a "H" = "Paul Hossaur" of Berlin or an "N" "Neun" of Rosner, Sachsen. Lets see if other members can see what I can not !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Default Re: Imperial German 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class: Real or Fake?

    Nice original cross and ribbon.
    I'm not sure who the maker is.
    gregM
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