Luitpold Medal, in Silver

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  • Luitpold Medal, in Silver (stamped "A.SCHARFF")
  • Luitpold Medal, in Silver (stamped "A.SCHARFF")

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    March 12, 1897

Physical Description


A circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the bust of Prince Regent Luitpold encompassed by the inscription "LUITPOLD PRINZ-REGENT VON BAYERN". The reverse bears the coat of arms of Bavaria with the inscription "50 JAHRE IN TREUE FEST". On a loop for suspension with a light blue and white ribbon.

History


The Luitpold Medal was established by Prince Regent Luitpold on March 12, 1897. The medal was conferred upon veterans, soldiers and veteran associations who had served for 50 years, and who belonged to the same military unit for ten years without interruption. Medals were awarded on the birthday of the Prince Regent and carried on the association's flag or standard. If the association was dissolved or disbanded the medal had to be returned to the Ministry of the Interior.

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Versions

  • Price

    $500+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUITPOLD PRINZ-REGENT VON BAYERN Rev: 50 JAHRE IN TREUE FEST

  • Size

    39mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version is stamped "A.SCHARFF".

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