Fire Service Decoration, Type I, Decoration (in silvered bronze)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.WUT.0117.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$150+ USD

  • Decoration Obverse
  • Decoration Obverse
  • Decoration Reverse

Estimated market value:

$150+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt/Silvered Bronze/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: XXV JÄHRIGE DIENSTZEIT K
  • Size
    54x39mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/wurttemberg/medals/a-wurttemberg-firefighter-25-year-long-service-awards

Physical Description and Item Details


A Württemberg Ehrenzeichen für XXV Jährige Dienstzeit; in gilt and silvered bronze; maker marked “Stuttg. Metallwarenfab.” and “Wilh. Mayer & Frz. Wilhelm, Stuttgart” on reverse; measuring 54 mm x 39 mm; attached to original red/black vertically striped ribbon via three hooks on reverse; ribbon slightly soiled but overall better than very fine condition.

History


The Fire Service Decoration was originally instituted by King Karl I on December 20, 1885. The Decoration was awarded to voluntary firemen who rendered at least 25 years of uninterrupted and irreproachable service. As of November 23, 1898, the decoration could be awarded to professional firemen.

On December 27, 1912, the second pattern Fire Service Decoration was introduced by King Wilhelm II. The decoration was presented in the form of a medal on the recommendation of the Württemberg Fire Brigade.

It is estimated that the Type I decoration was awarded 4000 times.

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