Item Id: IMP24001
Wound Badge In Black 1914-1918, Scarce Variant
The Wound Badge was 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, black badge for one or two wounds, silver badge for three or four wounds and a gold badge for five or more wounds or loss of a limb or sight.
Die struck hollow backed steel construction badge with a black paint wash. The reverse of the badge is a mirror image of the obverse. Reverse of the badge is complete with its original hinge and pin & catch assemled in a rather unique fashion, see pictures! This is a variant we never seen before. The badge is in very good condition with most of it’s original black laquer paint still intact.
Very interesting variant!!