Cholm shield, cupal variant, two prongs
Cholm shield. Cupal construction with soldered on prongs. Unmarked, made by unknown manufacturer. Excellent condition with small signs of age. Very fine detailed obverse. No repairs, no damage.
Please read before buying, this shield will be sold without guarantee on authenticity:
Opinions on the cupal shield are very divided. Some say these shield were sold as souvenirs to be put in photo albums or remembrance plaques of Cholm fighters. No solid provenance has came on the surface as no single cupal shield was found in a period grouping so far. A Demjansk shield with the same set up exists and is the only material link to an other German award. In 95% of the cases these exact same shields are being sold at high prices, but because we can not guarantee the authenticity we priced it accordingly.
Still a very good looking piece that would fit perfectly as a gap filler.