Long Service Decoration, Type II, Cross for 25 Years

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SKU: 02.SXK.0112.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$110 USD

  • Long Service Decoration, Type II, Cross for 25 Years (in bronze gilt)
  • Long Service Decoration, Type II, Cross for 25 Years (in bronze gilt)
  • Long Service Decoration, Type II, Cross for 25 Years (in bronze gilt)

Estimated market value:

$110 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: AR Rev: XXV
  • Size
    38mm x 42mm

Physical Description and Item Details


Saxony, Kingdom. An Officer’s 25-Year Long Service Cross, c.1900

(Dienstauszeichnung 25 Jahre für Offiziere). Instituted 23 April 1874 by King Albert. (1874-1918). Constructed of gilded bronze, on loop for suspension from its period original ribbon, consisting of a Cross Pattée, the obverse with a central monogram of King Albert, the reverse with a number “25” in Roman numerals, unmarked, measuring 38.92 mm (w) x 42.88 mm (h), weighing 19.6 grams, in near extremely fine condition.

History


The Service Awards were instituted on December 24, 1831 by King Anton and the co-regent Friedrich August and it was 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.” meaning “for long and good service”.

The Type II (1873-1913) decorations were instituted by King Albert. It was created to honour the impeccable work of those who served the country. The medals for 10 and 15 years were no longer awarded.

The Cross for 25 Years was instituted by King Albert on April 23, 1874, and it was conferred upon Officers for a minimum of 25 years of long and faithful service within the Saxon Military.

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