Prussian Grand Cross Order of the Red Eagle with Swords.
The Order of the Red Eagle was an Imperial German award given to both military personnel and civilians, to recognize valor in combat, excellence in military leadership, long and faithful service to the kingdom, or other achievements. As with most German orders, the Order of the Red Eagle could only be awarded to commissioned officers or civilians of approximately equivalent status.
By the time of WW1, the award had evolved into six classes. This is the Grand Cross version - the highest class. Typically awarded only to male members of the royal family, to members of the Order of the Black Eagle, to noblemen, and to foreign royalty, this award was one of the highest honours of Imperial Germany.
This version with swords was bestowed to signify distinction in wartime.
This huge award , measuring over 80mm across, is fully enameled in white, red and blue front and back and has a polished gilt finish. It is supplied complete with a length of the correct orange and white ribbon. The Imperial German WW1 gallantry decorations and military campaign medals offered by The Regalia Specialist are full size awards being die struck and carefully finished as closely as possible to original specifications.