Loyalty in Labour Medal, Type V, in Silver

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SKU: 02.SXK.0138.501.01.000

Estimated market value:

$100 USD

  • Loyalty in Labour Medal, Type V, in Silver (stamped "M.B")
  • Loyalty in Labour Medal, Type V, in Silver (stamped "M.B")

Estimated market value:

$100 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: FRIEDRICH AUGUST KONIG V. SACHSEN Rev: FUR TREUE IN DER ARBEIT
  • Size
    28mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 12 grams.

Physical Description and Item Details


Saxony, Kingdom. A Medal for Faithful Labour, c.1910

(Medaille für Treue in der Arbeit). Instituted 10 August 1894 by King Albert. (1904-1918 issue). Constructed of silver, on loop for suspension from its period original tri-fold ribbon, the obverse with a rightward-facing profile of King Friedrich August III, circumscribed by name and title, the reverse with an inscription of “FÜR TREUE IN DER ARBEIT” (“FOR FAITHFUL LABOUR”), unmarked, measuring 27.92 mm in diameter, weighing 12.6 grams, in near extremely fine condition.

History


This medal was originally instituted by King Albert and it was conferred upon labourers and servants in recognition of long and faithful service.

The Type I and Type II medals were not wearable. The first wearable version of the medal was introduced in 1894 (Type III).

On August 10, 1894 King Albert amended the medal. The Type III, Type IV, and Type V medals were awarded to labourers and servants that had begun serving at the age of 25, and had provided 30 years of faithful and continuous service within their employment.

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