The Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class with Swords has always been a personal favorite among the Austrian decorations. As with many of the higher grade Austrian decorations, the enamel work is sensational. Today we are offering a highly detailed miniature of the decoration. The miniature (not counting the jump ring) measures 1 1/8″ x 1/2.” Suspended from the jump ring is a handsome, articulated, gilt crown with red enamel embedded in it. This crown is in turn attached to the two-headed House of Hapsburg Eagle. In the center of the Eagle’s chest is a handsome blue enamel shield. In the center of that shield is an “F.” Green enamel laurel leaves appear on either side of the eagle. The decoration’s reverse is similar to the obverse. The only difference is that the blue shield features “1815” in gold.