A Kriegsabzeichen für Marineartillerie with a Foerster & Barth design by an unknown maker. The Navy Coastal Artillery Badge was awarded to the crews of Kriegsmarine land-based marine artillery and anti-aircraft units. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc base that has been silver wash, gold gilded and finished in a protective lacquer coating. The obverse depicts an anti-aircraft gun that is in front of a coast, is below a Kriegsmarine eagle (with out-stretched wings, clutching a swastika within its talons) and is surrounded by an oak leaf wreath that is tied together at the bottom. The full back reverse is displays a soldered on steel; sheet metal hinge cround plate flat wire catch and steel coke bottle pin. All of the components continue to work well. There are some scratches to the back. It measures approximately 1 5/8 inches wide by 2 1/8 inches tall. See pg. 697 of “The Kriegsmarine Awards” Vol. 1 by Weber Skora.
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