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Italian medal for DAK original?

Article about: Is this the medal awarded by the Italians to members of the DAK? At first this looked rather fake to me considering the dismal looking hakenkreuz. Then I began to notice that other examples

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ID:	346519Is this the medal awarded by the Italians to members of the DAK?
    At first this looked rather fake to me considering the dismal looking hakenkreuz. Then I began to notice that other examples had the same disfigured swastika. Was this a normal feature on this medal? (If, of course, my example is an original.)

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    Looks fine to me.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Me too !

    Nick
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    Looks like a good one to me! It has retained most of it's bronze finish, which leads me to believe that it's an earlier example.

    Mine is a later example, and the finish has been lost to time...:
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