badge, headdress, field cap badge, Christmas in the field, Austro-Hungarian Army
Alloy metal badge in a silver-grey finish, with curved top and base edges. The centre of the face has a design depicting a Christmas tree, with candles on the branches, sitting on a table bearing the date inscription 1916. The top curve of the badge bears the inscription 3.WEIHNACHTEN, and the base IM FELDE.
This commemorative badge was probably worn unofficially on the side of the field cap.