Jubilee Medal for 25 Years of Reign in Gold


SKU: 02.ANH.0109.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$400 USD

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Estimated market value:

$400 USD


  • Country
  • Makers
    Royal Mint, Berlin
  • Composition
    Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Rev: 1871-1896 DEN 22. MAI
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

A circular medal constructed of silver gilt. The obverse bears the bust of Duke Friedrich I in military uniform, with a small pebbled border. The reverse bears the image of a robed female figure clutching shields bearing dates “1871-1896”, in front of another figure blowing a trumpet, above two children holding a laurel garland, above a pedestal inscribed “22. MAI”. On a loop for suspension, on a red ribbon with green and white stripes. Weighing 18.19 grams.


The Jubilee Medal for 25 Years of Reign was founded in 1896 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Duke Friedrich I's reign. The medal was conferred upon aristocrats, royalty, senior ducal household servants, members of the garrison of Dessau, and high-ranking state officials. The medals were non-returnable.

The Gold Medal was awarded to members of the aristocracy, members of royal families, and very high ranking state officials. It was only awarded to 16 individuals.

The designer of this medal was Professor Otto Lessing, Berlin. The engraver was Schulz at the Royal Mint of Berlin.


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