I picked this up on holiday, from a general bric a brac shop. I realise it's a Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin). I also realise that the ribbon is wrong, but is this a late war zinc verision? I've seen the gilded versions of these, and know they are pretty rare.
Any thoughts if it's real, and if so, what is it worth? I paid £10 UKP so happy at that, even if it's repro.