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Article about: but it was just too cool to pass it by. Breast cross of the Order of the Teutonic Knights. This one dates to about the 1860s. It measures 58.3 x 63.1 and weighs in at 46grms and is heavily v

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    but it was just too cool to pass it by.

    Breast cross of the Order of the Teutonic Knights.
    This one dates to about the 1860s.

    It measures 58.3 x 63.1 and weighs in at 46grms and is
    heavily vaulted. The glass enamel has a bit of damage to
    the high point in the center and the multi-piece silver frame
    is starting to get a nice patina to it. I think it will display
    nicely with my Eks.
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    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    "Cross of the Order of the Teutonic Knights"

    That is awesome and not just awesome but a beautiful piece of eye candy!!!!
    Thanks Greg for posting that. I had never seen or heard about that one.
    So was this a military or a civic type of award?
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Awesome, Greg!

    A nice compliment to the collection.

    Mark

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    Thanks
    Here is a quick picture to compare size. I was hoping to do
    a nice artistic picture but have not had time and I've been
    just itching to show it off.

    When originally founded back in 1190 there was a military
    part of the Order. Very much like the Knights Templer.
    By the time this was made, it was just a civilian organization.

    see this link--http://www.imperialteutonicorder.com/id51.html
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    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
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    I'm impressed with the size of the cross. I would have bought it too, Greg.

    A friend knows I collect WW2 and found a 6' tall sig rune for me. It's actually a base for decorative glass but when stood on end, it's a giant rune. It's found a place in the garage. I'll add a pic when I make one. But my item was not an award as yours is.

    Mark

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    The Knights Templer was the first thing that came to mind when I read "Order of the Teutonic Knights".But since that Friday the 13th and Phillip the Fair, I thought no way could it be connected. The line cut's and the beading around the edge just give it such appeal! Really just a Beautiful piece. I now see what they were trying to emulate with the EK's

    SF
    Phil

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    Great looking award!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    I would have dismissed it as fake/fantasy.

    How did you come across it and how did you know it was the real deal?

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    a great but Chopperman.

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    Thanks Guys

    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    How did you come across it and how did you know it was the real deal?
    Glenn,
    I found it at a military show. I had no idea what
    it was or if it was real or not. The owner had just some
    very vague information on it but mentioned he had posted
    it on another forum. So I started digging.

    I am happy that it has the history that it does BUT quite
    honestly, I would have bought it anyway just because of
    the way it looks.
    Last edited by Chopperman; 10-04-2014 at 12:41 AM.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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