No this is not a scarce medal but this is as good as you can get. 2nd class war merit cross with swords on a lovely, clean and well wrapped parade mount. The accompanying document is likewise in excellent condition. It does have the usual fold in the middle but the corners are reasonably sharp and the paper is free of stains and yellowing. Very attractive pair. The photograph came with. No, there is no proof they are involved but I am not charging extra and I would like it to stay with the set. If the buyer doesn't like it maybe it could be dropped behind the document in whatever frame it ends up in. Neat grouping.