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WWI Imperial German Black Wound Badge in Painted Steel
ARTIFACT: This is an Imperial German Army black wound badge in painted steel, which is equivalent to a Purple Heart. The black version was awarded to enlistees who were injured up to twice or who suffered frostbite while serving. The badge shows a helmet with two crossed swords behind it. It is in painted brass and is of World War I period manufacture. Its original 7 Pfennig (cent) price is written on reverse.
VINTAGE: Circa WWI.
SIZE: Approximately 1-3/4" in height and 1-1/2" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Painted steel.
ATTACHMENT: Vertical T-style pin with C catch.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWI Imperial Germany wound badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. PCJV20 LGEX03/13/21
CONDITION: 8 (Excellent): The badge shows minor wear.