Auction 100

Lot 189:

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’. This particular medal is marked ‘Hero Cross Presented by the Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan (Inc) AUTHORITY OF WILLIAM JOSEPH SIMMONS IMPERIAL WIZARD W & H Co Newark N.J.’, this medal measures 1.375 inches square. Separate top bar above the medal with a thin horizontal pin back. Two-piece construction. Very good condition.

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