City Police Long Service Medal in Gold
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An ovular medal constructed of gold. The obverse bears a Leopold cross the the image of Hamburg castle in the center, encompasses by a border with the inscription "HAMBURGER BÜRGER MILITÄR GESTIFTET D.15 JANUAR 1865". The reverse bears the Roman numeral "L" encompassed by a wreath of oak and laurel tied with a ribbon in a bow at the bottom. On a loop for suspension, on a half red and half white ribbon.
The City Police Long Service Medal was established on January 15, 1865 by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. The date is also the 50th anniversary of the police service in the city. The City Police Long Service Medal in Gold was conferred upon members of Hamburg's Police Force who had rendered 50 years of loyal service.
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