Hi and welcome to the Forum. This is a fantasy piece IMO,
so 'No' and 'No' to your questions. Never seen anything
like it, and it is lacking in quality.........
The copper rivets look to be added as an afterthought & are not mounted straight. Could this
be a fantasy design incorporating a swastika & the Japanese rising sun? I'd have to agree with
Steve on this one.
I've just had a brainwave. Perhaps this is not war related at all & was originally part of a bolo tie!