Decoration for Female Teachers and Women in Supervisory Positions for 25 Years

SKU: 02.BAD.0121.102.01

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

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.

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 may have been introduced to replace the Decoration for 25 Years. It was likely conferred upon individuals who had rendered less than 25 years of service.

The Decoration for 25 Years was conferred upon 12 recipients between 1906 and 1915. Some sources estimate that both decorations were conferred upon a total of 101 recipients between 1880 and 1906.

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  • Price

    $900-1150 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: XXV Rev: [RECIPIENT'S NAME]

  • Size

    34x54mm

  • Maker

    Ludwig Bertsch, Karlsruhe

  • Version Remarks

    37 grams The Decoration is composed of "800" quality silver.

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