Auction 102

Lot 521:

KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN HERO CROSS

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Named Knights of the Ku Klux Klan 1866 – 1915 Hero Cross medal, the obverse depicting Confederate general and early Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest at the center beneath a Klan hood and reads ‘Duty Sans Peur Et Sans Reproche Forrest 1866 1915’. The medal is engraved on the top bar ‘H.C. Moore’. The reverse of the medal reads ‘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.’, the medal measures 1.375 inches square. With a separate top bar above the medal with a thin horizontal ‘C’ catch pin back. Two-piece construction.

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