I am merely a casual observer of these awards but 3 things strike me immediately as odd.
1) The adler wings are heavily cast into the cross.
2) The pin shape is unfamiliar
3) The catch is oddly bulbous
While these may be characteristics of a variant I am unfamiliar with, if I were to come across this piece in a market (and without further expertise on the subject), I would pass.
Glenn's nailed it.
The cross is based on the Junker design Spanish Cross w/o Swords and is an awful fake for all the reasons he gives as well as a couple more, avoid.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
A poor fake of an expensive medal....
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
its a bad one.
Not for me for the reasons already stated. You can compare it to my example.