Iron Division Commemorative Medal

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SKU: 03.WMR.0432.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$175 USD

  • Iron Division Commemorative Medal Obverse
  • Iron Division Commemorative Medal Obverse
  • Iron Division Commemorative Medal Reverse

Estimated market value:

$175 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silvered Alpacca
  • Inscription
    Obv: UND DOCH Rev: 1919
  • Size
    33mm

History


The Iron Division Commemorative Medal was instituted by an association for the former members of the Iron Division.

The Iron Division was raised in 1919 by Major Josef Bischoff and its membership was primarily composed of former members of the German 8th Army. In October 1919, the Division was absorbed by the West Russian Volunteer Army, and it was ultimately disbanded in 1919. The association for the former members of the Iron Division was formed in March 1920.

The medal was conferred upon formers members of the Iron Division who served in both combative and non-combative rolls and assisted in fighting Bolshevik forces. It was also conferred upon individuals who supported the post-war activities of the association.

Veterans were required to purchase their own medal. It was available for private purchase from 1920 to the early 1930s.

The medal is silvered and features a skull with crossed bones on the obverse, as well as the inscription "UND DOCH" (and yet!) along the sides of the lower half. The reverse features a shield with a cross on it, with "19" to its left side and "19" to its right side.

The ribbon is black with a thin white stripe on each side.

Over 3,000 medals were awarded.

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bolewts58 commented on Report | Click to reply above
The Iron Division Commemorative Medal shown here is a fake. A real one is worth about 500 EUROS as of Feb. 2022
bolewts58 commented on Report | Click to reply above
The silver finish is wrong. The details, especially in the teeth are weak, which is a common feature of fakes. The skull is too flat and is the wrong shape. This medal never had a ball suspension. I own an original with its award document and if mine was compared to this, the quality differences would become obvious.The price for originals has now increased to about 600 EUROS.
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