This is a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class along with the actual award document. The document was for an enlisted man named Schmidt. He served in Fußartillerie-Bataillon Nr 32. [Fußartillerie was a later development than Feld-Artillerie. Fuß (foot)-Artillerie did not come into play until the mid 19th Century. Fewer units of this type of Artillerie existed than did Feld (field)]. The document measures 8 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ The award is dated 17 April 1917. The date is noted in two different places. It has the unit official rubber stamp in the lower left corner and the Bataillon commander’s signature in the lower right. The document has been folded into quarters but reveals no tears.
The 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class comes on a short length of original ribbon. The condition of the cross itself is excellent, with the paint rating right at 100%.
It is a fine award document and Iron Cross.