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WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia

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    Default WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia

    Hello

    What are your thoughts on this medal?

    * No ribbon
    * I do not know much about this medal

    Thank you

    Tony
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    That medal was issued to Spanish volunteer soldiers who served on the Russian front. It's actually a German issued medal. The Spanish also produced a slightly different version of the same medal for replacement, etc.

    The one on the left in zinc is German made/issued, the right is Spanish made,
    distinguishable by the clasp if it's present and the ball ring vs the regular loop ring

    WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia

    The styles are also slightly different. Notice the shape of the helmet and lack of "decal" on the right.
    Also the eagles, swastika's and shields are different
    WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia

    On the rear the laurel / oak leaves lack acorns on the left
    and the EK and letter fonts are different
    WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia


    Here are some more photo's, two on the left are German made
    WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia

    WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia

    WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia

    Based on those characteristics, the one you posted is presumably
    a zinc German issued medal that retains a heavy silver wash

    WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia
    WW2 Spanish Medal VOL in RussiaWW2 Spanish Medal VOL in Russia
    Regards, Al

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    Hello Aldo
    Thank you so much for the pictures and information .
    Very informative
    Thank you again for your time
    Tony

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