Here we have a beautiful early West Wall medal! It is made of a die struck, tombak base that has been bronze washed. The oval badge depicts an embossed profile of a German National eagle with out-stretched wings clutching a wreathed swastika in its talons, above a crossed spade shovel and broad sword, which is again above a bunker on a hill. This all lies on a smooth field and is surrounded by a laurel leaf wreath that is tied together at the top and bottom. The reverse of the badge depicts an embossed inscription of “Für Arbeit Zum Schutze Deutschlands” (For Work for the Protection of Defense of Germany) on a smooth field and is also surrounded by the same wreath. To the top of the badge is a soldered ring which holds the 5 ¼ inches of post-war, faded, orange and white ribbon. The badge measures 1 5/8 inches high by 1 1/4 inches wide. Overall this is a quality, detailed, inexpensive and excellent piece, that is awaiting your collection!
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