Military Honour Award for Faithful Service, Civil Division, I Class Gold Cross (1847-1857)
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The Medal was jointly instituted by Heinrich XI von Reuss-Greiz, Heinrich XLII, von Reuss-Schleiz, and Heinrich LIXXII von Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf, and was conferred upon military personnel from the Reuss principalities, who had rendered long and faithful service in the common infantry battalion of Reuss.
The Medal was first awarded in 1843, but the statues were not written until 1847.
The I Class Gold Cross was conferred upon Officer for 25 years of service.
The I Class Gold Cross (with swords) was first awarded following the signing of the military convention with Prussia in 1867.
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