Colonial Award (Lion Order), I Class (in silver)

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SKU: 02.WMR.0201.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$225+ USD

  • Colonial Award (Lion Order), I Class (in silver) Obverse
  • Colonial Award (Lion Order), I Class (in silver) Reverse
  • Colonial Award (Lion Order), I Class (in silver) Obverse
  • Colonial Award (Lion Order), I Class (in silver) Reverse
  • Colonial Award (Lion Order), I Class (in silver) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$225+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: FÜR VERDIENSTE UM DIE KOLONIEN Rev: IN MEMORIAM
  • Size
    45-46x45-47mm

Physical Description and Item Details


The award is stamped "GES.GESCH." and shows "Nr. 34162" on the pinback.

History


The Colonial Award was founded by the Imperial German Colonial Veterans’ Union in 1922 and it was conferred upon veteran members of the German Military Colonial troops.

It is also known as "Lion Order".

The I Class was awarded to Imperial German colonial troop veterans, including personnel who served in East Asia and China during the First World War. The I Class was also conferred upon Imperial German Navy veterans who rendered service overseas between 1914 and 1918.

This Badge was designed by Karl Richard Mobius, and it is also known as the Lion Order.

The obverse inscription translates to, "For merits in colonies." The reverse inscription translates to, "As a remembrance."

There were approximately 10,000 I Class and II Class awards conferred in total.

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