Item Id: AB23011
DRA Sports Badge, Gold Grade
Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge. This was modified in 1933 to the DRL badge and again in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The award was intended as an incentive for physical training and was issued to both males and females between 18 and 32 years old who met the required criteria for an eight year period or those between the ages of 32 to 40 who met the criteria over a twelve month period.
The badge is made of Tombak with a gilt color finish. Hinge, pin and catch all intact to the reverse. The reverse is also maker marked: “EUGEN MARCUS HOFJUWELIER” and to the opposite side “BERLIN W.8. U.LINDEN 81”. The badge is in very good condition.
Rare maker to find!!