This is a World War I German Army Silver Wound Badge, which is equivalent to a Purple Heart. The silver version was awarded to enlistees wounded either three or four times during enemy interaction or who had suffered various other traumas such as the loss of a hand or foot, partial deafness or brain damage. The badge shows a helmet with two crossed swords behind it.
Circa World War I.
Approximately 1-5/8” in height and 1-7/16" in width.
Vertical T-style kick pin with C catch.
This is from an Imperial Germany collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEX11 LAAEX5/11
7 (Very Fine): The badge has some small areas of medium wear and tarnish.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.