War Merit Medal (in blackened iron)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.OLD.0102.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$80+ USD

  • Medal (Blackened iron) Obverse
  • Medal (Blackened iron) Obverse
  • Medal (Blackened iron)  Reverse

Estimated market value:

$80+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Blackened Iron
  • Inscription
    Obv: FRIEDRICH AUGUST GROSSHERZOG VON OLDENBURG Rev: FÜR TREUE DIENSTE IM WELTKRIEGE
  • Size
    28x34.5mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/oldenburg/a-first-war-oldenburg-faithful-service-medal-1916-18

Physical Description and Item Details


A First War Oldenburg Faithful Service Medal 1916-18 - Medal in blackened iron, extremely fine (on incorrect ribbon).

History


The Medal was instituted by Grand Duke Friedrich August on November 21, 1916, and it was conferred upon men and women who rendered distinguished service during the First World War. Such service included caring for the sick and wounded soldiers.

In order to receive the Medal, a recipient had to be at least 15 years of age and had to have rendered at least 1 year of work, which demonstrated the individual’s patriotism to the Fatherland.

On May 9, 1917, the award criteria were changed and individuals without rank or status could also receive the Decoration.

Women wore the medal on a bow ribbon.

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