An original Iron Cross 1914, 2nd Class with some obvious blemishes. Three piece construction, magnetic core, unmarked/soldered suspension ring. This cross definitely looks like it has been there, and still displays fairly well despite it's obvious issues.
The Iron Cross (German: Eisernes Kreuz, abbreviated EK) was a military decoration in the Kingdom of Prussia, and later in the German Empire (1871–1918) and Nazi Germany (1933–1945). King Frederick William III of Prussia established it on 17 March 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars (EK 1813). The recommissioned Iron Cross was also awarded during the Franco-Prussian War (EK 1870), World War I (EK 1914), and World War II (EK 1939).