Antique German WWI Iron Cross Ring 1914 DHG

This is a German Iron Cross Ring dated Nov. 24, 1914 on the inside, scribed 1914 on one side and DHG (German Historical Group) on the other. Don't know much about it. Found an internet site that said: ring that the DHG or German Historical Group gave out during 1914 for the relief of Germany. It was given to people who donated their gold or silver to the country.
The writing on the outside says:
"Dem Alten Vaterland Die Treue zu beweisen Gab Ich in schwerer Zeit Ihm Gold fur dieses Eisen."
Translated into English, this phrase means "For the old fatherland Loyalty to Show Gave I in difficult time To him gold for this iron."

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