My uncle gave me this medal from his father's belongings about 15+ years ago. I do some research online for it every now and then, in hopes of finding some kind of info on it. To this day I haven't found anyone who has any knowledge on it.
I took it to the big Allentown, PA gun show when I was 15 or 16 to see if anyone there could help me. One collector looked it over, said he had no clue, then offered a Knights Cross Iron Cross with presentation case for it. (The Knights Cross was authentic, had it verified by other collectors that I knew and trusted) For me, his actions of supposedly not knowing what it was, then offering a Knights Cross for it seemed very suspicious and I avoided the deal.
I'd really like to know what the history behind this medal is, and what kind of value it has. I do not intend to sell it, it will remain in my collection. If it ends up being a rare medal of importance, eventually I will donate it to a war museum. But in the meantime, I'd really like to know what this is. There are no stamps or markings of any kind on the back of this medal other than the rivet marks from the wreath.
Thank you to all who reply.