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Title Shako plate
Nationality German
Period c 1916-18
Price £75.00

This is a mystery helmet plate, apart from the fact that it is German and in the typical ersatz grey metal of the mid to late war years. It is of die-struck two-piece construction: a Prussian Guard star of the type used on shakos, the eagle and motto centre of which has been cut out, with a crown covering the hole made by this excision.

One of the points of the star is broken and one or two a little bent. There is a small split to one of the rays just beneath the crown, and there is a little age wear overall to the paint. Otherwise it is in a field grey/blackened finish, front and back.

I would be very grateful if anyone can enlighten me as to what this is.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : German : 20th Century]


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