G011375 1918 GOLD WOUND BADGE LAPEL PIN. (Verwundeten-Abzeichen Aufschlagnadel)

BACKGROUND: The Wound Badge was originally established on March 3RD 1918 by Prussian King Wilhelm II to recognize the sacrifice of those wounded during WWI. The badge was instituted in three classes with the class bestowed reflecting the number or severity of the wounds received. The classes consisted of a black badge for one or two wounds, a silver badge for three or four wounds and a gold badge for five or more wounds or loss of a limb or sight.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A 15mm x 13mm lapel version of a gold wound badge. A solid-backed, gold washed alloy award, in the form of a vertical oval, features a profiled, M18-style helmet superimposed over crossed swords on a cut-out field, encompassed by a laurel leaf wreath with a bow to its base. 5 cm stick pin complete.

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