This is the Combatant’s Medal given to Germans (Navy and Army) who served in China during 1900 through 1901 (the time referred to as the “Boxer Rebellion).” The Boxers, who were “secretly” supported by the Chinese government, fought against the powers from Europe, Japan, and the USA with interests in China. The rebellion’s highlight was the siege of Peking, in which all of the non-Chinese powers combined their efforts against the Boxers. The decoration is gold and measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. Its obverse depicts a German eagle defeating a Chinese dragon. The reverse displays Kaiser Wilhelm II’s crowned cypher, along with mention of the reason for decoration. This piece is a nonstandard size, but the correct ribbon is attached.