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16mm x 13mm with ribbon, fairly hard to find.
Original era manufacture. Early quality planchet, of a bronze colored alloy with its original ribbon intact.
No ribbon, slight damage on letft side.
The Italian/German African campaign medal was introduced by the Italian government in the spring of 1942 to commemorate the actions of the DAK in Africa.
Bronze wash is in the form of a Maltese style cross with a circular centerpiece with an embossed, canted, swastika encircled by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath to the obverse. The reverse centerpiece has the embossed date,"1939", which is also encompassed by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath. Come with tissue paper, envelope and ribbon.
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Second pattern, two piece, stamped tombac award with a bronze wash and blue and white enamel work. Award in the form of a Christian cross with outward fluted arms in semi-translucent blue enamel with white enamel border. Cross has a raised sunburst pattern emanating between its arms. Separate central circular field with white enamel base and black static swastika, encompassed by a circular border with embossed Latin script, "Der Deutschen Mutter", (The German Mother). Reverse has impressed simulated handwritten script, "16 Dezember 1938", and facsimile Hitler signature. Nice long section of original ribbon is also included.
A second pattern, two piece, die stamped tombak award with silver wash finish and blue and white enamel work. The award is in the form of a Christian cross in blue enamel with a white enamel border, both outlined in silver. Between each arm of the cross are five-ray projections in silver. The central circular field has a white enamel base upon which is a black static swastika, outlined in silver, and encompassed by a silver surround with the embossed Latin script, "Der Deutschen Mutter" (The German Mother). The reverse has the stamped simulated handwritten script, "16 Dezember 1938," and a facsimile of Hitler’s signature. It comes with it original ribbed rayon blue and white striped ribbon.
Damaged as shown.
Nice small bar.
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