Long Service Cross, for 30 Years

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  • Long Service Cross, for 30 Years (1886-1895) Obverse
  • Long Service Cross, for 30 Years (1886-1895) Reverse
  • Long Service Cross, for 30 Years (1886-1895) Obverse
  • Long Service Cross, for 30 Years (1886-1895) Reverse
  • Long Service Cross, for 30 Years (1886-1895) Obverse
  • Long Service Cross, for 30 Years (1886-1895) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 16, 1886

History


The Long Service Cross was instituted on September 16, 1886 by Duke Ernst I. It was awarded to male and female servants who have served faithfully for 30 years in the same family.

The German name for the Cross is "Ehren-Auszeichnung für 30 Jahre".

The "1886-1895"-version was awarded until 1895 exclusively to servants. The later version was given to servants and workers who stood after the age of 21, 30 years in one and the same employment relationship.

Furthermore, a Cross for 50 Years was introduced with a gilt center shield.

The silver Shamrock Cross with intricately detailed arms shows on the obverse a central medallion with the number “30”. The early version is circumscribed by inscription “FÜR TREUE DIENSTE” (“FOR LOYAL SERVICE”). The "1895-1918"-version "FÜR TREUE IN DER ARBEIT" (FOR FAITHFUL IN THE WORK).

The reverse features a raised monogram of Duke Ernst I.

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    $100 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Rev.: 30 FÜR TREUE DIENSTE

  • Size

    44x23.5mm

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  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Rev.: 30 FÜR TREUE IN DER ARBEIT

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