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It would be great to get some comments on these two combat Anhalt Friedrich Kreuz's with differences of the crowns, leaves, lettering and dates:





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Hi Graham,

The first cross you have is similar to mine. For me it's a textbook medal

In the Nimmergut's Deutsche Orden und Ehrenzeichen, the second medal you show is a variant




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Hi Deruelle, 

As I have the variant cross does Nimmergut state who the manufactures was and if that is considered an award piece or a period second piece?




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We could only speculate who made the variant cross; Nimmergut doesn't name a certain maker. The usual suspects from Pforzheim, Lüdenscheid and Berlin come to mind. These crosses are considered to be private purchase wearers' copies, contemporary or probably rather from the 1920 or 1930s...

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