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

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SKU: 02.SAX.0120.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

  • 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

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: FÜR TREUE IN DER ARBEIT 30
  • Size
    44.5x48.5mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/auctions/saxe-altenburg-duchy-a-30-year-long-service-cross-for-workers-and-servants

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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