Bavarian Army Jubilee Medal with Crown, Type I, III Class in Bronze
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An ovular medal constructed of bronze. The obverse bears the bust of Prince Regent Luitpold encompassed partially with the inscription "LUITPOLD PRINZ-REGENT VON BAYERN". The top of the medal bears a ribbon with the inscription "1839 1909" and is topped with a Bavarian crown with a loop and oak leaf elongated loop. The reverse bears the inscription "AM 70. JAHRESTAG MEINES DIENST-ANTRITTES DER BAYER. ARMEE GEWIDMET XII III MCMV".
In 1905, Prince Regent Luitpold established the Bavarian Army Jubilee Medal to commemorate the 70th anniversary of his joining the army. The medal was awarded to all active Officers and soldiers, Officers of the reserve army, and holders of the Gold and Silver Military Merit Medals.
In 1909, the crown was added as an additional honour to the Jubilee Medal to celebrate the anniversary of Luitpold becoming the Colonel-in-Chief. It was awarded to actively serving Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the I. Bavarian Field Artillery, including veterans from that unit who served during the 1870/1871 wars.
The III Class Bronze Medal was worn on the chest.
Obv: LUITPOLD PRINZ-REGENT VON BAYERN 1839 1909 Rev: AM 70. JAHRESTAG MEINES DIENST-ANTRITTES DER BAYER. ARMEE GEWIDMET XII III MCMV
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