This is a most interesting 1914 three-piece screwback Iron Cross 1st Class. Its unusual aspect is that the cross is a flat (non vaulted) example similar to the issued-style pinback Iron Crosses. The great bulk of screwbacked Iron Crosses is vaulted to some degree. The obverse’s paint rates at about 85%. The backing plate on the reverse measures 1 1/2″ in diameter. A locking nut secures the plate to the Iron Cross. No hallmarking appears for manufacturer or silver content. This is a value-priced, screwback Iron Cross.