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WWII Nazi Kriegsmarine Minesweeper Badge in Plated Zinc.
ARTIFACT: This is a World War II Nazi Kriegsmarine Minesweeper Badge in Plated Zinc. Unmarked, but probably Adolf Shcolze made. The Minesweeper War Badge or Minesweepers, Sub-Chasers and Escort-Vessel War Badge (German: Kriegsabzeichen fur Minensuch-, U-Boot-Jagd- und Sicherungsverbande) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to Kriegsmarine members for service on minesweepers vessels. The award was instituted on 31 August 1940 by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder. It was first awarded on 28 November 1940.
VINTAGE: Circa WWII.
SIZE: Approximately 2-1/8" in height x 1-3/4" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Plated zinc
ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with catch.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a Nazi Germany collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-JST-35-19 LBGEX04/30/20
CONDITION: 7(Very Fine): The badge shows minor wear and very light tarnish, much of a plated detail remain intact, overall very fine condition.