This is a fantasy item, never existed sorry.
There is no such thing as a genuine Balkan shield.
These pieces are post-war fakes based on a known design sketch by Benno von Arent dated 7 March 1945. Nothing more is known about this, but it would appear that the design was commissioned by the FHQ due to plans to create such an award.
However, the Third Reich collapsed soon after this, and the Balkan shield was never instituted, manufactured or awarded.
Too bad that they did not manufactured this shield since I like the design.
Yup this never existed, along with Stalingrad shields that traders in Poland try to sell me!...
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916