This is a fine desk piece which might have served as a paper weight. It is fashioned to resemble an Iron Cross. It measures ¼” x 4 ¼” x 4 ¼.” Prussia’s ruler during the Napoleonic Wars König Friedrich Wilhelm III’s cypher appears at the Iron Cross’s top. [Friedrich Wilhelm III instituted the Iron Cross in 1813 to honor ALL Prussian soldiers’ bravery, regardless of rank]. Prussia’s Hohenzollern Crown appears above his cypher. Laurel leaves appear below it. In the center we see a large “W” for König (later Kaiser) Wilhelm I and for his grandson, Kaiser Wilhelm II. The dates 1813 and 1870 appear on the three and nine o’clock arms. The bottom arm displays a larger 1914 to commemorate the third time the Iron Cross was awarded (during WW I). It will make a fantastic addition to any desk!