Decoration for Female Teachers and Women in Supervisory Positions

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Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    December 3, 1880
  • makers
    Ludwig Bertsch, Karlsruhe

Physical Description


A medallion in the shape of a marquise, constructed of silver. The obverse bears a cross paty constructed of silver gilt with an elongated 6 o'clock arm on a pebbled background. With a smooth and pebbled border. The reverse is smooth and engraved with the name of the recipient. With an ornate suspension loop.

History


The Decoration for Female Teachers and Women in Supervisory Positions was instituted by Grand Duchess Louise on December 3, 1880. The decoration was conferred upon women who rendered long or faithful service within the fields of education or charitable services. It was also conferred upon women who held a supervisory position, such as a matron. Recipients included but were not limited to orphanage directors and workers, medical orderlies, and auxiliary nurses. When the recipient received a higher class, the lower class decoration had to be returned. Upon the recipient's death, the award was nonreturnable. The names of recipients were published in the papers of the Badisches Frauenverein until 1915. The reverse of the award was engraved with the recipient's name.

The award consists of a Decoration for 40 Years and a Decoration for 25 Years. In addition, there is a version of the award that does not feature the years of service on the obverse. This version of the award was likely conferred upon individuals who had rendered less than 25 years of service.

It is uncertain how many recipients received the Decoration (without service years). It was likely conferred after 1915.

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  • Price

    $600 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Rev: [RECIPIENT'S NAME]

  • Size

    33x54mm

  • Maker

    Ludwig Bertsch, Karlsruhe

  • Version Remarks

    38 grams

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