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Title Shako plate, WW1
Nationality German
Period c 1916
Price £120.00

This appears to be composed of two elements, the backing plate being the star for the Prussian Guard, but the central crown being more like the ducal crown of Hesse. My guess is that this is an extempore piece made in WW1 for Hessian Jaeger battalions. If anyone can enlighten me as to what it is, I would be delighted to know.

The words on the ribbon round the star state: 'Mit Gott fur Konig und Vaterland 1860'.

One point of the star appears to be broken, but otherwise the piece is in quite nice shape, with the bulk of its original dark charcoal grey finish intact.

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

[Militaria : Badges : German : 20th Century]


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C C, Australia, 15.04.2009

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M S, USA, 21.03.2009