WW2 German – Italian North Africa Campaign service medal. German made zinc variety, pre 1944 made, when these became illegal to wear.
Medal measuring 31mm wide. On correct ribbon.
Also known as the “Afrikakorps Medal”. This medal was struck on the intiative of an Italian Army Corps fighting in North Africa together with their German allies. It was given only to Germans but, in 1944, a German Army High Command order prohibited the wearing of any Italian decorations, mentioning especially this particular medal to be amongst them.