Military Long Service Cross in Silver for 25 Years (1833-1839)

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SKU: 02.HSD.0109.104.01.000

Estimated market value:

$550 USD

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Estimated market value:

$550 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: L Rev: XXV JAHRE TREUER DIENSTE
  • Size
    31mm

History


The Military Long Service Cross was founded by Grand Duke Ludwig III and was originally conferred upon military personnel in recognition of long and meritorious service.

The Gold Cross was awarded to Officers and the Silver Cross was awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers. Members of the military who filled non-combat related roles, as well as members of the Gendarmerie were eligible to receive the cross. As of 1847, civil servants became eligible to receive the cross, as long as they were committee members of the military court.

The crosses awarded between the years of 1833 and 1839 feature Roman numerals on the reverse, while the crosses awarded between the years of 1839 to 1871 feature Arabic numerals on the reverse.

On October 30, 1839, a crown was added to the Gold and Silver Crosses to indicate 50 years of service.

The Silver Cross for 25 Years was originally conferred upon Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Men in recognition of 25 years of faithful service, but beginning in 1897, it was awarded to lower ranking court officials.

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