Military Long Service Decoration, Type II, I Class Bar for 21 Years
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A rectangular pebbled clasp with a doubled raised smooth edge, constructed of silver gilt. The obverse features the monogram ‘C. A.’. The reverse features a horizontal pinback. On a ribbon bar, on a black ribbon with an inner yellow and an outer green border on each side.
The Military Long Service Decoration was founded by Grand Duke Carl Friedrich in 1834, and it was awarded to all members of the Saxe-Weimar military, with no consideration of rank, in the form of a cross.
The Type II decorations were redesigned by Grand Duke Carl Alexander on March 9, 1872 into the form of a bar.
The bar was awarded to non-commissioned officers and enlisted men in recognition of long, faithful, and meritorious service.
The years employed during actual wartime counted twice towards the number of years served by the recipient.
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