Germany, Wehrmacht. A Blue Division Medal

Item #G48243

(Erinnerungsmedaille für die spanischen Freiwilligen im Kampf gegen den Bolschewismus). Constructed of gilded zink, on loop for suspension from its period original ribbon, the obverse bearing a central sword overlaid by dual shields, with one shield bearing a Heer-style German national eagle clutching a wreathed mobile swastika and the other a Falange insignia, above a swastika flanked by laurel leaves, the reverse bearing an inscription of “DIVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE VOLUNTARIOS EN RUSIA” (“DIVISION OF SPANISH VOLUNTEERS IN RUSSIA”), above an Iron Cross and oak and laurel branches, measuring 32.43 mm in diameter, weighing 11.4 grams, with moderate loss of finish throughout, in overall better than very fine condition.