Clip & medal.
Folded medal ribbon in vertical white/red/white bars, the ends of which have ornate silver clamps; in middle of the ribbon is a coat of arms slider; from the top clamp comes a spring clip; an ornate medal attaches to the spring clip featuring a lyre flanked by fish below a star.
exact identification of the piece unknown; white/red/white ribbon suggests the piece originates from Bremen or Hesse; possibly given to Paul Strauss by his best friends or family (Eugen and Fritz) to commemorate his pre-war military national service; Paul Strauss was killed in September 1914. Accepted through Holocaust Project.
 engraved (on back of top clamp)
 engraved (on back of slider)
 engraved (on back of bottom clamp)
 Eugen D. u. Fritz G.
 i./e. Paul s.
 W.P. 1907/08