German Cross in Silver 57 Pattern
German Cross in Silver 57 Pattern.
Official issue 57 pattern cross for German veterans of WWII. After 1957, the law banned the public viewing of the NSDAP swastika, so any German awards with the swastika were not permitted to be worn, this was the replacement.
This piece has been worn and at some time in its history the cross has detached from the main body and re-attached at an angle. Please see photographs for condition.