Palestine/Israel: numbered decoration of Irgun/Etzel, circa. late 1940s-early 1950's; not maker-marked; size: 25.50x12.50mm; weight: 4.25g. Single curved rectangular metal piece w/2 colored stripes, blue & white, on coarse surface, w/Etzel's emblem in circle in center. Rev.: stamped number (1523) & screw. Un- documented: some say issued to members in Jewish Brigade, but serial numbers higher than Brigade's size. Probably awarded during/after 1948 War in recognition of service, as with Palmach, Hagana & Lechi awards; credible, as official "Etzel Ribbon" created only in 1979 & no mention of "veterans Association" (est. 1961).