Long Service Decoration for Domestic Service, Silver Cross for 30 Years

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  • Long Service Decoration for Domestic Service, Silver Cross for 30 Years Obverse
  • Long Service Decoration for Domestic Service, Silver Cross for 30 Years Obverse
  • Long Service Decoration for Domestic Service, Silver Cross for 30 Years Reverse
  • Long Service Decoration for Domestic Service, Silver Cross for 30 Years Obverse
  • Long Service Decoration for Domestic Service, Silver Cross for 30 Years Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 16, 1886

History


The Long Service Decoration for Domestic Service was instituted on September 16, 1886, by Duke Ernst I. The Decoration was conferred upon male and female domestic servants who had rendered at least 30 years of irreproachable and uninterrupted service with the same employer.

As of 1895, service time began to be counted after a domestic servant turned 21.

The German name of the Cross is "Ehrenauszeichnung für Arbeiter und Dienstboten nach 30 Dienstjahren".

The hamrock cross intricate raised designs on the arms. The obverse with a central medallion depicting a number “30” circumscribed by an inscription of “FÜR TREUE IN DER ARBEIT” (“FOR LOYALTY IN WORK”).

The reverse with a monogram of Ernst I, with fleurs-de-lis between the quadrants.

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  • Price

    $100+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR TREUE IN DER ARBEIT 30

  • Size

    44.5x48.5mm

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