Posted 8 years ago
PLM with light blue / almost lavender enamel, cracked on center front. 1.87mm thick extremely flat, 56.43mm across points wide. Letters have single line chase. Material is Silver, the Gold gilt plating is 80% gone, but is still visable in the Eagles and pie suspension loop. The eagles are extremely detailed fine and delicate, the legs are very thin and nicely shaped with spurs on the feet. The tail feathers are clear and separate and not attached to the cross. The Eagles are very symmetrical. I purchased this in 1974 or 75 at a gun show / military collectibles show . This seems to be similar to a Roethe pattern, but it is too flat. I've had comments that this is a post war jewelers copy, and others say it is a fake replica. I have over 20 different PLM replicas, and none are this perfect and detailed, and none are actual silver. The only other example I have ever seen is the fire damaged one here on Collectors Weekly.