The West Wall Medal was awarded to those who designed, built, fortified or served at Germany's western borders. It is constructed out of a die struck bronze base that has been bronze washed and finished in a lacquer coating. The reverse of the badge depicts an embossed inscription of “Für Arbeit Zum Schutze Deutschlands” (For Work for the Protection of Defense of Germany).
This is a nearly mint condition, original, WWII German Westwall medal. This medal retains a very shiny original lacquer coating from the factory, which visibly shines in the photos. Appears to have never been issued. A section of orignal ribbon is attached.