Long and Faithful Service Cross for Female Servants in Gold for 40 Years (1904-1918)
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A Latin cross constructed of silver gilt. The obverse bears the inscription "FÜR TREUE DIENSTE" (for loyal service) and is topped with a crown. The reverse is plain. On a green ribbon.
The Long and Faithful Service Cross was founded by Duke Friedrich I on April 17, 1894. On April 18, 1894, Duchess Antoinette issued the official regulations. The cross was conferred upon female maidservants who worked uninterruptedly for a single family over the course of many years. In order to qualify for the award, a maidservant had to be a citizen of Anhalt and had to have demonstrated impeccable moral leadership throughout their career. The cross was confirmed with a certificate.
The Gold Cross was awarded for 40 years of service. The Cross would be worn around the neck.
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