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An 1870 Iron Cross which seems to conflict with simple metallurgy

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Bad photos indeed... it looks like the center is stamped from thin tin as opposed to cast?

Looks like a Latvian fake to me.

I would really like to see better pictures but that core design is not

one that I recognize as a known original.

Here is a closeup picture of the back. And yes... no doubt this piece is a fake. My intent in featuring this item was to encourage collectors to look for illogical oxidation colors and patterns (simple metallurgy) in evaluating the authenticity of a piece.

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