Order of the Iron Trefoil with Oak Leaves, I Class Cross


SKU: 01.HRV.0101.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$5000 USD

  • I Class Cross Obverse
  • I Class Cross Obverse
  • I Class Cross Reverse

Estimated market value:

$5000 USD


  • Country
  • Makers
    Braca Knaus, Zagreb
  • Composition
    Non-Magnetic Metal/Lacquered/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: 10.IV.ZA DOM SPREMNI 1941
  • Size
  • Version Remarks
    A very rare award. Less then five awarded. Known recipient is Field Marshal Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Paulus.

Physical Description and Item Details

A Croatian Order of the Iron Trefoil; First Class Cross with Oakleaves - In non magnetic metal, lacquered arms, center enameled, 50.86mm x 51.53mm, unmarked, but only known maker was "Braca Knaus, Zagreb", with full length of original neck ribbon, appears unworn, near mint condition; there are only two known recipients of the Iron Trefoil First Class Cross with Oakleaves: Leader of the Independent State of Croatia, Dr. Ante Pavelic, and Generalfeldmarschall Friedrich Paulus.


This Order is the highest military decoration of the Independent State of Croatia. It was conferred upon military personnel in recognition of outstanding service and leadership resulting in success against the enemy.

This Order is also known as the Croatian Cross.

The I Class Cross was awarded 7 times. The I Class Cross (without oak leaves) was awarded 2 times.


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