Fire Service Long Service Bar for 15 Years (in silver)

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SKU: 02.BRU.0105.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$60 USD

  • Fire Service Long Service Bar for 15 Years Obverse
  • Fire Service Long Service Bar for 15 Years Reverse

Estimated market value:

$60 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver/Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: 15
  • Size
    46x35mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version is constructed of silver and silver gilt.

Physical Description and Item Details


A rectangular medal bar constructed of silver and silver gilt with a blue and yellow striped ribbon. The obverse bears a flat rectangular field with oak leaves and a pebbled border, with a circular medallion with the number "15" encompassed by a laurel wreath. A helmet with two crossed axes, a ladder and a rope are superimposed partially over the medallion and rectangular field.

History


The Fire Service Long Service Bar was founded on November 28, 1887 by Prince Albrecht of Prussia, who was acting as regent of Brunswick at the time. The bar was conferred upon members of voluntary Fire Brigades who had rendered meritorious service for a period of at least 15 years. Recipients of the Fire Service Long Service Bar were permitted to wear the bar after leaving the fire department. The bar did not have to be returned upon the recipient's death.

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