Nice purchase Simon! Unfortunately if there is no number on the ring it's going to be impossible to identify it to a maker.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
Nice example! Looks like some damage/distortion to the ring on the medal itself?
Its a good one! As Adrian says there are no real distinguishing marks in order to recognise makers
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Very nice Ostmedaille, Simon! Thanks for showing.
Glenn, to clarify, do you mean the outer edge ring of the medal?
My favourite medal but i dont own one, i'm going to get my act together this year and get a few as they're not all that expensive
If the ring has a mark, it will be stamped into the ribbon ring. See the picture for an example. This one is marked '76' for Ernst L. Mueller, Pforzheim.
I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas.
Dave, hmm, I lost another response, so sorry if this is a duplicate.
As an Eastfront afficionado, this medal has more meaning to me than most of the other more expensive and rare ones.
Next one I get will hopefully have more 'flash', maybe a buntmetal.
Roger, thanks, no mark. I like your collection.