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Do German prinsen medals such as the wound badge (silver) serve the same purpose (mess dress), as British miniatures do, or are they for civilian dress?

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post-29707-0-05470700-1439822961_thumb.j German wound badge center amongst British miniatures (for scale)

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I am not quite certain what you mean but there are many photographs of Germans in uniform with ribbons only instead of full medals but with the regular (full-size) 'wound' badge.

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As far as I remember, the German minis were worn on Civvies, though I could not 100% rule out use on mess dress as well.

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I am not quite certain what you mean but there are many photographs of Germans in uniform with ribbons only instead of full medals but with the regular (full-size) 'wound' badge.

Sorry if I was not very clear with my question, but as I see it German medals are in three sizes

(1) full size (normally worn in uniform, military or political)

(2) prinsen about half size

(3) miniatures, generally worn on a stick pin or a watch chain (civilian)

What was the purpose of the prinsen size of medal?

regards

khaki

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Well, to be honest, I have never come across the term 'prinsen' before and a quick search of Google deutsch gave no results...

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Hello Julian

It may be spelt Prinzen, I don't know whether that is a collectors term or a German word, but it is well known amongst medal collectors.

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khaki

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