Bavarian Army Jubilee Medal with Crown, Type II, in Gold
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Constructed of brass gilt, on a Bavarian crown suspension. The obverse consisting of a leftward-facing profile of Prince Regent Luitpold circumscribed by name and title. The suspension bears a ribbon with the dates “1821-1911”. The reverse with an inscription of “AM 70 JAHRESTAG MEINES DIENSTANTRITTES DER BAYER ARMEE GEWIDMET XII.III.MCMV” (“ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF MY ENTRANCE INTO THE SERVICE OF THE BAVARIAN ARMY”).
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.
This version of the Medal was issued in 1911 to celebrate the Prince Regent’s 90th birthday.
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