An interesting piece here. This Purple Heart looks to be a  1945 U.S. Mint type-III Naval Purple Heart made of Bronze w/ Gold Gilting. It has lost it's original ribbon and suspension ring, and is now worn on a gold chain with smaller, more appropriate suspension ring. This is an unusual configuration for this award, and one wonders if it was worn as a sweetheart item. Either way, an affordable and interesting Purple Heart for the collector. 

 

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military.

WWII US Purple Heart (On Necklace)

SKU: US0047
$50.00Price