Military Long Service Bar, II Class (1831-1913)
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The II Class bar varies slightly based on the date.
The II Class Bar (1831- 1868) is a rectangular bar constructed of silver. The obverse is smooth and bears the inscription "L G XVIII" with a Baden coat of arms in the center. With a smooth border.
The II Class Bar (1868- 1913) is a rectangular bar constructed of silver. The obverse is pebbled and bears the inscription "L G XV" with a Baden coat of arms in the center. With a smooth border.
Both are on red and yellow striped ribbons.
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. The I Class Bar was for 21 years. The II Class Bar was for 15 years and the III Class Bar was for 9 years.
Obv: L G XVIII
P. Willert, Karlsruhe; Teuber, Karlsruhe
This version is for 18 years.
Obv: L G XV
J. Petry; L. Raupp; P. Willert, Karlsruhe; Teuber, Karlsruhe
This version is for 15 years.
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