This is the War Service Cross 2nd Class from the Duchy of Braunschweig. It is the Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalent from the Duchy. Interestingly, while many states offered their EK 2 equivalent in a similar size, Braunschweig differed. The Braunschweig award is a prinzengroße-size that measures 1 3/16″ x 1 3/16.” It is bronze-toned and on the obverse has a crown at the top. The middle features “EA” for Ernst August, while the bottom lists “1914.” The reverse displays the simple legend “Für Verdienst im Kriege.”
A correct blue and yellow ribbon is attached to the jump ring. The condition is excellent, overall.