Long Service Award for Gendarmes, Cross for 18 Years

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.OLD.0110.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$500+ USD

  • Cross for 18 Years Obverse
  • Cross for 18 Years Obverse
  • Cross for 18 Years Reverse
  • Cross for 18 Years Reverse

Estimated market value:

$500+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Copper
  • Inscription
    Obv: FA Rev: XVIII
  • Size
    33x33mm

History


The Cross was instituted by Grand Duke Friedrich August as the replacement for the Long Service Award introduced that had been introduced in 1847. It was conferred upon Gendarmes who rendered long and faithful service.

The Cross was instituted following the Prussian annexation of Oldenburg and the new form was influenced by Prussian medals.

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