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A Bandenkampfabzeichen in Silber (Type 4) by C. E. Juncker of Berlin! The badge was instituted January 30th 1944 and was awarded to the Whermacht, Ordnungspolizei and Waffen SS for 50 days (75 days for Luftwaffe) of deployment against partisan activity behind German lines. It is constructed out of a die struck, zinc-alloy base that has been silver washed. The obverse features; a centrally placed downward pointing broad sword, that has a sun wheel swastika to the round crossguard and is plunged into a Hydra consisting of five serpents and a skull and crossbones. There is a half oak leaf and acorn wreath to the top. There are no cut-outs in between the snakes. The reverse shows a semi-hollow scooped back with the correct short barrel hinge, round plate flat wire catch and panjo-style pin. It shows gorgous detail! Approximately 50%+ of the silver wash remains intact to the obverse. See Antonio Scapini's reference “The Anti-Partisan Badge” pg 112. A scarce and desirable badge!
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