Auction 100

Lot 188:

KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN HERO CROSS

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $200 - $300

VAT: On commission only

Knights of the Ku Klux Klan 1866 – 1915 Hero Cross medal, depicting Confederate general and early Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest at center, beneath a Klan hood emblazoned with the label ‘duty’. The back of the medal is marked ‘Hero Cross Presented by the Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan (Inc) Whitehead – HOAG Newark N.J.’, the medal measures 1.375 inches square. Separate top bar above the medal with a thin horizontal pin back. Two-piece construction. In very good condition.

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