Military Long Service Decoration, Type IV, I Class Cross for 15 Years

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SKU: 02.SAW.0116.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$200+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$200+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Copper
  • Inscription
    Obv: WE Rev: XV
  • Size
    36mm

History


The original 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 IV decorations were founded by Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst on December 20, 1913 with the new form of a cross and two medals.

The cross was awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted men in recognition of long, faithful, and meritorious service.

The years employed during actual wartime counted double towards the number of years served by the recipient.

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