Order of the Iron Helmet
The two editions of the cross. The one on the right is from 1815
Awarded by Elector of Hesse
GradesGrand Cross
Knight I Class
Knight II Class
Next (higher)Wilhelmsorden

Ribbon bar of the order

On 18 March 1814 Elector Wilhelm I of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) founded the Order of the Iron Helmet (German: Orden vom Eisernen Helm).

Maximilian Gritzner describes the model and the statutes of the order as "influenced by the example of the Iron Cross".