Veterans' Medal in Gold

SKU: 02.BAD.0111.101.01

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Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    August 2, 1895

Physical Description


An ovular medal constructed of bronze gilt. The obverse bears the image of a crowned griffin with the coat of arms of Baden, encompassed by a border with the inscription "GROSSHERZOGTHUM BADEN 1870". The reverse bears the image of a crowned griffin with outspread wings, with a border with the inscription "DEUTSCHES KAISERREICH 1871". Medals can be topped with a royal crown, on a red ribbon with a yellow stripe.

History


The Veterans' Medal was established by Grand Duke Friedrich II on August 2, 1895 and was created in memory of the 1870/1871 campaign.

To be eligible to receive the award, a club had to have existed for 25 years and had to have been a member of Baden’s Military Association (Badischen Militärvereins-Verband) for at least 10 years. In 1895, the regulations were altered so that the medal should not only be worn constantly on the flag - only at national and association festivities.

The Gold Veterans' Medal with the crown was awarded to clubs that had existed for 50 years or longer. The Veterans' Medal without a crown is for clubs that existed for 40 years. When the club was dissolved, the medal had to be returned.

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Versions

  • Price

    $700 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: GROSSHERZOGTHUM BADEN 1870 Rev: DEUTSCHES KAISERREICH 1871

  • Size

    69x87mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    158 grams

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  • Price

    $1,000 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: GROSSHERZOGTHUM BADEN 1870 Rev: DEUTSCHES KAISERREICH 1871

  • Size

    67-69mm

  • Maker

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