Ludwig Order, Honour Medal (stamped "STIEGLMAIER")

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SKU: 01.BAV.0109.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$3,000 USD

  • Ludwig Order, Honour Medal (stamped "STIEGLMAIER") Obverse
  • Ludwig Order, Honour Medal (stamped "STIEGLMAIER") Reverse

Estimated market value:

$3,000 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold
  • Inscription
    Obv: LUDWIG KOENIG V. BAYERN Rev: AM 25 AUGUST 1827/ FUR EHREN VOLLE FUNFZIG DIENSTES JAHRE
  • Size
    40mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version is stamped "STIEGLMAIER".

Physical Description and Item Details


A circular medal constructed of gold. The obverse bears the bust of King Ludwig I of Bavaria encompassed by the inscription “LUDWIG KOENIG V. BAYERN”. The reverse bears the inscription “FÜR EHREN VOLLE FÜNFZIG DIENSTES JAHRE” (For an Honourable Fifty Years of Service) encompassed by a wreath of oak leaves. Below the wreath bears the inscription “AM 25 AUGUST 1827”. With a loop for suspension. Stamped "STIEGLMAIER".

History


The Ludwig Order was established by King Ludwig I of Bavaria on August 25, 1827, the day of his birthday. The Ludwig Order was the highest service award for 50 years. Individuals who displayed meritorious service within administrative bodies which dealt with matters of the state, church and war were eligible for the order. Years spent on military campaigns counted twice, but years in military school did not count towards years of service. The Ludwig Order has two classes, a cross of honour and an honour medal. The cross of honour was presented to officers and officials of the army and officers and clergy in the civil sector. The honour medal was presented to those with a lower rank.

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