Field Service Medal, 1839-1871

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  • Field Service Medal, 1839-1871
  • Field Service Medal, 1839-1871
  • Field Service Medal, 1839-1871

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    January 27, 1839

Physical Description


A circular medal constructed of oxidized copper bronze or copper. The obverse bears the image of a crowned griffin with a sword and shield, with the inscription " FÜR BADENS EHRE ". The reverse bears the inscription "LEOPOLD FÜR TREUEN DIENST IM KRIEGE" within an oak leaf wreath. With an elongated, angled loop for suspension.

History


The Field Service Medal was instituted by Grand Duke Leopold on January 27, 1839, and it was conferred upon military personnel from Baden, who had previously participated in a military campaign. The award was awarded to Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, enlisted ranks, and military personnel. The Medal was retrospectively awarded for campaigns dating as far back as the Napoleonic Wars of 1805.

In 1866, the Grand Duke ordered that clasps, which denoted the campaign concerned, be created for wear on the ribbon. The ribbon may feature clasp reading, "1805.", "1806.", "1806-1807.", "1807.", "1809", "1809-1810", "1812.", "1808-1813.", "1813.", "1814.", "1814-1815.", "1815.", "1848.", "1849.", "1866.", "1866-", "1870.", "1870-1871.", "1871".

The medals were produced out of oxidised copper bronze until 1866 and afterwards, they were produced out of copper.

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Versions

  • Price

    $55 USD

  • Composition

    Oxidized Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR BADENS EHRE Rev: LEOPOLD FÜR TREUEN DIENST IM KRIEGE

  • Size

    30-31mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version is constructed of oxidized bronze. The reverse bears the inscription "LEOPOLD FÜR TREUEN DIENST IM KRIEGE".

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  • Composition

    Gunmetal

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR BADENS EHRE Rev: 1848

  • Size

    30-31mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version features a different reverse inscription: '1848".

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