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A rare minty Imperial Verwundetenabzeichen in Gold Aufschlagnadel. The Imperial Gold Wound Badge, instituted in March of 1918, was awarded for five or more times wounded, loss of limbs, total blindness, “loss of manhood”, or severe brain damage via hostile action. The Stickpin variation was made available for wear on civilian clothing. It is constructed out of a die struck tombak base that has been gold gilded. The oval shaped obverse depicts an embossed M16 pattern helmet which is above two crossed broad swords. This then lies on a pebbled field and is surrounded by a laurel leaf and beery wreath that is tied together at the bottom with a bow tie. The full back reverse shows a soldered on and knurled stick pin. Crisp detail! The badge measures approximately 5/8 of an inch high by 9/16 of an inch wide. This piece would make for a great addition to your collection!
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