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Rare to find these cased Verwundetenabzeichen in silber! The silver wound badge was awarded to those who were wounded three or four times by hostile action (including air raids), or frostbitten in the line of duty. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc-alloy base that has been silver washed. The oval badge depicts an embossed profile of a mobile swastika, above an M35 pattern helmet, which is above two crossed broad swords. This then lies on a pebbled field and is surrounded by a laurel leaf and berry wreath which is tied together at the bottom with a bow tie. The full back reverse is correctly maker marked to the center: “L/14” (Friedrich Orth). It correctly features tombac block hinge and catch and round wire pin. All of the components are in well-working condition. The silver wash remains in good condition and the details are excellent! The badge measures approximately 1 3/4 inches high by 1 1/2 inches wide. The award comes housed in its original case. The case is constructed out of pressed cardboard, with a simulated, grained, maroon leather covering. The bottom interior of the case is made of a pressed cardboard with maroon felt and has a hole that outlines the pin hinge and catch assembly. The exterior shows the common pressure marks and scuffs. Yes, I see a wee bit of red flocking from the box on the swas... there I just scratched it off! The case measures approximately 2 5/8 inches long and wide by 5/8 of an inch tall. A great SWB!
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