A 3rd Variation - Kriegsabzeichen für Marineartillerie by C. E. Juncker of Berlin. The Navy Coastal Artillery Badge was awarded to the crews of Kriegsmarine land-based marine artillery and anti-aircraft units. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc base that has been silver wash, gold gilded. The obverse depicts an anti-aircraft gun that is in front of a coast, is below a Kriegsmarine eagle (with out-stretched wings, clutching a swastika within its talons) and is surrounded by an oak leaf wreath that is tied together at the bottom. The full back reverse is correctly maker marked: “Fec Otto Placzek Berlin Ausf. C.E. Juncker Berlin”. It also displays the correct; soldered on tombak oval plate flat wire catch, soldered on tombak block hinge and steel tapered flat wire pin. All of the components continue to work well. Well worn. It measures approximately 1 5/8 inches wide by 2 1/8 inches tall. See pg. 678 of “The Kriegsmarine Awards” Vol. II by Weber Skora.
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