German WW2 EK1 maker marked 3 – Wilhelm Deumer. It comes in the flat lid type box.

The First Class Iron Cross was awarded to those who had previously received the 2nd class iron cross, but in addition performed 3 to 5 pure acts of bravery in the face of the enemy. An EK1 could be awarded directly from a single act of heroism considered well above the usual call of duty within the armed forces of Germany of course as long as the recipient already held the EK2.
This is a really perfect example EK1, the details are sharp and crisp. The box again is in superb condition inside and out with the clasp working with no issues. The cross on the back is marked 3.

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