Military Long Service Decoration, 1850, Silver Cross for 25 Years
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A finely pebbled cross moline with smooth raised edges, constructed of silver. The obverse centre medallion features the mirrored and intertwined monogram ‘FG’. The medallion ring is a narrow laurel wreath. The reverse is similar, except that the centre medallion features the inscription ‘FÜR 25JÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE’ (‘for 25 years of loyal service’). On a loop for suspension, on a blue ribbon with broad black side stripes and narrow yellow borders.
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.
The decorations were no longer conferred after Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt signed a military convention with Prussia in 1867.
The Silver Cross for 25 Years was conferred upon non-commissioned officers in recognition of 25 years of irreproachable service.
Obv: FG Rev: FÜR 25 JÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE
This award is rare.
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