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Here's a nice looking piece by Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheid! The Krim shield was awarded to all military personnel under the command of Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein who fought against Soviet Russian forces and captured the Crimea region (Krim in German) between 21 September 1941 and 4 July 1942. It is constructed out of a die stamped zinc sheet metal base that has been bronzed washed. The shield shaped obverse depicts an open winged national eagle clutching a wreathed swastika in its talons which is beside "1941" and "1942" and is above the Crimean peninsula which is marked "Krim". The reverse shows a hollow back and four tombak prongs. One broke off and was glued back on so please be careful with it, it will be shipped appropriately. The detail and bronze wash look good! It measures approximately 2 7/16 inches high by 2 inches wide. See page 28 of Weber's "The Krim Shield". An excellent Krim Arm Shield!
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