Auction 34 ANTIQUE ARMS, ARMOR AND MILITARY DECORATIONS
By HELIOS
Oct 23, 2022
HELIOS AUCTIONS 1050 Second Avenue Gallery # 52 New York, NY 10022 USA, United States

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LOT 37:

A WW2 GERMAN EASTERN MEDAL, RIBBON BAR, AWARD DOCUMENT

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A WW2 GERMAN EASTERN MEDAL, RIBBON BAR, AWARD DOCUMENT

The East front medal. Zink medal, ribbon bar. The award document in the name of Peter Schill, 11 August 1942. The Eastern Medal was designed by SS-Unterscharführer Ernst Krauit. The concave obverse side features a national socialist eagle grasping a swastika with laurel behind. The reverse features the text in capital letters: "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" ("Winter Battle in the East 1941-42") featuring a crossed sword and branch below the text. A helmet and stick grenade below the medal loop as well as the outer ring was finished in a polished silver effect. The Eastern Medal was awarded to any member of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS "in recognition of experience in the struggle against the Bolshevik enemy and the Russian winter within the period from 15 November 1941 to 15 April 1942." It was also awarded posthumously to any service member who died in the line of duty within the Soviet Union.[2] It was wryly called the Frozen Meat Medal or the "Order of the Frozen Flesh".

Dimensions: L: 7 7/8 in., (20 cm.)

Condition: E.


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