3rd Class Eagle Order without Swords

Condition: Near Mint

Maker: 21 – Godet

SKU: JW3560 Category: Tags ,


Product Description: This 3rd Class Eagle Order without Swords is loaded with eye appeal. The medal features beautiful white enamel. The original silver finish on the eagle and swastika emblems has taken on very attractive dark toning from age, with some deep blue shades. The original suspension ring for the medal is present, and is well marked, with “900” indicating the silver content of the award (90 percent pure silver) as well as the PKA Lieferant code of “21” indicating manufacture by the prestigious jeweler firm of Gebr. Godet & Co. in Berlin. The correct original ribbon is crisp, with slight, expected age toning to the white fibers, but no damage. The original brass pin assembly on the back of the ribbon is perfect, and is still neatly hand stitched in place with the original red thread stitching.This 3rd Class Eagle Order without Swords is a great example of a scarce award, in outstanding, near mint condition.



Historical Description: The Order of the German Eagle was established in May 1937. It was intended to supply a diplomatic order for award to foreign nationals. The Award consisted of five classes and a silver medal of merit. A unique class of the Grand Cross the German Eagle Order in Gold with Diamonds was presented to Benito Mussolini. In 1939, a few modifications were made to the design. Swords could be added to each award for military merit, the award was then approved for German nationals, and a special award of the Grand Cross in Gold was instituted. In 1943, the Order was reorganized into seven classes with both a silver and a bronze medal of merit. Three known manufacturers produced the awards, and two manufacturers produced the merit medals. Each manufacturer can be identified by the differentiating eagles mounted between the arms of the cross. Deschler & Sohn produced awards marked “900” and “Silber”. Earlier awards made by “Gebruder Godet & Co.” marked theirs with just “900”, and in 1943 changed to the “900” & “21” marks. C.F. Zimmerman produced awards marked “900” or are unmarked. Merit medals are marked either “835 Pr. Munze Berlin” or “835 Pr. Munze Wien”.


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