Medal: Beautiful early West Wall medal in unissued condition! It is constructed out of a die struck tombak base that has been bronze washed. Front of medal depicts German National Eagle with crossed spade shovel and broadsword surrounded by a laurel leaf wreath. The reverse of the badge depicts an embossed inscription of “Für Arbeit Zum Schutze Deutschlands” (For Work for the Protection of Defense of Germany) on a smooth field and is also surrounded by the same wreath. If you have been looking or maybe need to upgrade your West Wall Medal can’t go wrong with a mint unissued example.
Packet: Light weight, natural tan cardstock, issued envelope with black printed Gothic script in three lines to obverse, “Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen”, (German Defense Wall Honor Award). Top edge of the envelope has a fold over, triangular flap, which inserts into a horizontal slash on the envelopes reverse for secure closure. Reverse of envelope has black printed Gothic scripted manufacturer’s name and location, ” Carl Poellath Schrobenhausen “.
Condition: Unissued Mint
Measurements: Medal 33 mm x 41.5 mm, Packet 57 mm x 105 mm, Total Ribbon 155 mm
Weight: 15.2 grams for the medal