Military Long Service Decoration, 1850, Bronze Medal for 9 Years
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The Military Long Service Decoration was instituted on July 17, 1850, by Prince Friedrich Günther. The awards were conferred upon military personnel who rendered long and faithful service with the Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt army. Separate awards were created for Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and enlisted personnel.
The decorations were no longer conferred after Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt signed a military convention with Prussia in 1867.
The Bronze Medal for 9 Years was conferred upon enlisted men in recognition of 9 years of irreproachable service.
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