Very nice zinc id tag (erkennungsmarke) from a member of the M.G.-Ersatz-Schwadron of the SS-Kavallerie-Ersatz-Abteilung.
This was the battalion's heavy machine gun training company. It has a low number, indicating it belonged to one of the very first members of this company. The tag was found in June 2009 in the region of Pervomaisky, south of Kharkov, where the SS-Kav.Div. was fighting in August 1943.
The tag is broken, but in beautiful condition, and extremely rare to find.