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Title Spanish Cross in gold
Nationality German
Period c 1938-45
Price £1000.00

In April 1939, this award was instituted to commemorate the bravery of the German volunteers in the Spanish civil war. 1,126 awards in gold with swords were granted. It is marked L56 on the reverse for the maker Robert Hauschild of Pforzheim.

It weighs 30 grams, the arms of the cross are 55 mm wide and the swords are 62 mm. It has most of its original gilt finish on base metal of some sort, probably gilding metal. A small piece of metal has become detached from the back of the clip by the hinge - I shall try and include just this little piece in an extra photograph in due course. The frailty of the piece contributes to my view that this is totally original.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : Third Reich : Wehrmacht]

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Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011

I wanted to thank you for the perfect service that you did selling and packing the swords. Everything worked perfect. At the airport I had no troubles at all, the airline took the package without been astonished at all.

H S, Austria, 19.10.2007

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