Long Service Cross for 25 Years in Gold

SKU: 02.HAM.0102.101.01

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  • Long Service Cross for 25 Years in Gold (1839)
  • Long Service Cross for 25 Years in Gold (1839)

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    June 6, 1839

Physical Description


A straight-armed cross paty constructed of gold. The obverse bears a central circular medallion with the coat of arms of Hamburg. The arms of the cross are pebbled with a smooth border. The reverse center on the Type I Cross bears a circular medallion with the Roman numeral "XXV". The reverse on the Type II cross is plain. On a loop for suspension, on a red ribbon with white stripes.

History


The Long Service Cross was established by the Senate of Hamburg on June 6, 1839. The cross was conferred upon officers who had rendered 25 years of active military service. The Long Service Cross was awarded for 25 Years in Gold, and 20 Years in Silver. The Type I Long Service Cross for 25 Years in Gold was awarded from 1839 to 1858. The Type II Long Service Cross for 25 Years in Gold was awarded from 1758 to 1867.

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Versions

  • Price

    $3,300 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

    Rev: XXV

  • Size

    45mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version bears the Roman numeral "XXV" on the reverse.

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  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

  • Size

    45mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version does not feature a reverse inscription.

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