SS Death's Head Ring

SKU: 02.GTR.0517.101.01

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  • SS Death's Head Ring Obverse
  • SS Death's Head Ring Reverse
  • SS Death's Head Ring Interior


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    Ca. 17,000 have been awarded. Those of high-ranking personalities, as well as matching sets of ring and document are more valuable. Individual pieces differ in size and manufacturing, depending on their year of production.


The decoration was instituted by Heinrich Himmler. It was not a state decoration, but rather a personal gift bestowed by Himmler. The SS Honour Sword and SS Honour Dagger were similar awards.
The ring was initially presented to senior officers of the Old Guard (of which there were fewer than 5,000). Each ring had the recipient's name, the award date, and Himmler's signature engraved on the interior. The ring came with a standard letter from Himmler and citation. It was to be worn only on the left hand, on the "ring finger". If an SS member was dismissed or retired from the service, his ring had to be returned.


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