Long Service Decoration, II Class Medal for 12 Years (1913-1918) (in copper gilt)
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A circular medal constructed of copper gilt. The obverse bears the crowned monogram of Grand Duke Friedrich, on a smooth background, encompassed by a laurel wreath. The reverse bears the inscription "FÜR TREUE DIENSTE BEI DER FAHNE" (for loyal services to the flag) and below is a laurel wreath encompassing "XII". On a loop for suspension, on a red and yellow striped ribbon.
On February 18, 1831, a series of long service decorations were introduced by Grand Duke Leopold of Baden. The decorations were established to recognise long-serving members of the Baden military, including Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Enlisted Ranks.
Initially, a I Class Cross for 25 Years was introduced for Officers and a series of clasps for 25, 18, and 12 years of service were introduced for Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks. The design and denominations of the clasps were changed in 1868.
In 1913, Grand Duke Friedrich introduced a newly designed version of the awards which were modelled after Prussian long service decorations. The decorations included a I Class Cross for 15 Years, II Class Medal for 12 Years, and III Class Medal for 9 Years.
The II Class Medal for 12 Years was conferred upon military personnel who rendered 12 years of irreproachable service in Baden’s army.
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