Long Service Decoration, Type I, Silver Medal for 15 Years

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SKU: 02.SXK.0111.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$350 USD

  • Long Service Decoration, Type I, Silver Medal for 15 Years Obverse
  • Long Service Decoration, Type I, Silver Medal for 15 Years Obverse
  • Long Service Decoration, Type I, Silver Medal for 15 Years Reverse
  • Long Service Decoration, Type I, Silver Medal for 15 Years Obverse

Estimated market value:

$350 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: AFA Rev: FÜR LANGE U. GUTE DIENSTE
  • Size
    29mm

Physical Description and Item Details


Constructed of silver, the obverse bearing a wreathed combined monogram of King Anton and Regent Friedrich August II, the reverse with an inscription of “FÜR LANGE U. GUTE DIENSTE”, within a border of stylized oak leaves, unmarked, measuring 28.90 mm in diameter, weighing 11.8 grams (inclusive of ribbon), in near extremely fine condition.

History


The Long Service Decorations were instituted on December 24, 1831 by King Anton and the co-regent Friedrich August. They were awarded to non-commissioned officers and enlisted men for long and faithful service.

The Silver Medal was awarded for 15 years, while the Bronze Medal was awarded for 10 years. The obverse features the cypher AFA for Anton (König) and Friedrich August. The reverse presents the inscription “Für lange u. gute Dienste”.

The Silver Medal was cut by Karl Reinhard Krüger in 1832. In 1868, Max Barduleck began engraving the medals with minor deviations in the typeface.

In 1832 and 1868 to 1873, a total of 777 Silver Medals were minted.

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