Fire Fighter Merit Medal, 1911

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.OLD.0105.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$250+ USD

  • Medal Obverse
  • Medal Obverse
  • Medal Reverse
  • Medal Reverse

Estimated market value:

$250+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Bernhard Knauer, Oldenburg
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: FA Rev: FÜR VERDIENST IN DER FEUERWEHR
  • Size
    29mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Fire Fighter Merti Medal, 1911 is attributed to Medal-Medaille. See the following page for more information: http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?cPath=498_269&products_id=4388

History


The Medal was founded by Grand Duke Friedrich August on November 11, 1911, and it was conferred upon individuals who rendered 15 or 25 years of faithful service within Oldenburg's firefighting services. It was also conferred in recognition of extraordinary achievements.

Senior firemen received the award after 15 years, and others received it after 25.

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