Military Long Service Decoration, Type I, I Class Bar for 21 Years (in silver gilt)

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SKU: 02.PRU.0130.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$50+ USD

  • Military Long Service Decoration, Type I, I Class Bar for 21 Years (in silver gilt)
  • Military Long Service Decoration, Type I, I Class Bar for 21 Years (in silver gilt)  Reverse

Estimated market value:

$50+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: F.W.III.
  • Size
    42x13mm

Physical Description and Item Details


Long Service Decoration, I Class for 21 Years, constructed of gilded bronze, affixed to a magnetic metal backplate with a horizontal pinback and period original ribbon, unmarked, measuring 45 mm (w) x 30 mm (h), in very fine condition.

History


This decoration was originally founded by King Friedrich Wilhelm III and was conferred upon Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted men for distinguished and loyal military service.

The recipient's service during wartime counted for double the service time.

The I Class Bar was awarded in recognition of 21 years of service.

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