Military Long Service Decoration, Type II, Cross for 25 Years

SKU: 02.SAX.0110.101.01

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  • date of institution
    January 1, 1836
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    The German name of the award is ‘Militär-Dienstauszeichnung'.

Physical Description

A smooth George’s cross, constructed of silver and gold. The cross is in silver and scaled, with a narrow and smooth golden border. The obverse centre medallion is in gold and smooth, and features the crowned monogram ‘GKF’ (Georg Karl Friedrich). The medallion ring is broad, smooth, and raised. The reverse is similar, except that the medallion features the term of service number ‘XXV’. On a loop for suspension, on a green ribbon with silver side stripes.


The Military Long Service Decoration was instituted by Duke Joseph Friedrich Ernst on January 1, 1836. The decoration was conferred upon military personnel who rendered numerous years of irreproachable service. The award consisted of a cross for officers and a series of bars for Sergeants, non-commissioned officers, army musicians, and enlisted ranks.

When service years were calculated, war years counted for double and holiday time counted for half.

The Type II decorations feature the monogram of Duke Georg Karl Friedrich.

The Cross for 25 Years was conferred upon officers.


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    $4,250 USD

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    Obv: GKF Rev: XXV

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    This award is extremely rare.

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