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Hi Guys,

Thank you. It is coming from a good friend who just got it from a veterans grouping. There was a whole bunch of 3rd Reich Items and this was also in the lot. What is this being worn by Manstein?


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Crown Order, ironically, would not have a crown.

This may be true for WW1 days or at least for post-WW1, but in older days, a crown device for the Royal Crown order was usual. I even know ribbon bars of receipients of both KO4X and HOH3X, with a smaller crown on the first and a bigger one on the latter.

It could be the for Red Eagle 3rd or 4th Class with Crown and Swords.

The proper deviced for the RAO4X and RAO3(S)X have an enemaled Prussian(!) crown, same that elevates the cross, in silver for the 4th and gold (gilt) for the 3rd class.

A button hole device of that kind would be very rare... but ribbon bar devices are seen from time to time, and there's also one in Rick's gallery.

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