Tom Y

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Just aquired an early Christmas gift for myself!

Let me present a superb group from the early wars with 3 miniatures artistic mounted from a silver bar :

Fürstentum Reuss: Ehrenkreuz für die Feldzüge 1814/1815, Austria: Silbernes Zivilehrenkreuz 1814, Fürstentum Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt: Erinnerungskreuz für 1814/15. The Austrian cross appears to be quite rare with only 149 awards according ti the litterature I have. The group was darker than black when I got it, but with a gentle cleaning we can see some fine details, especially of the Schwarzburg cross.

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ID: 733   Posted (edited)

Here my - so far - one and only mini medals from the pre Hindenburgkreuz period
 

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Edited by Uffz. Rohleder

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My only mini purchase this year---

 

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A neat little Oldenburg non-combat War Service Medal that you don't often see as a mini:

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Gentlemen,

Another recent addition - presumably a short service regular soldier/NCO who then served in the reserves.

  • Prussia Military Honour Medal , 2nd Class (pre or post 1864?) - or Merit Medal?

  • 1870-71 Prussian War with France Medal

  • 1866 Prussia Königgrätz Cross, dated 3 July – Combatants Cross

  • Wilhelm I Centenary Medal 1897

  • Prussia Military Long Service Badge 3rd Class (9 years) - Regular Army

  • Prussia Military Long Service Badge 2nd Class (15 years) - Landwehr

     

I am slightly confused with the first medal - is it the MiIitary Honour medal if so it would seem to predate the rest of the group which seems wrong or is the later Prussian Merit Medal?

Many thanks,

Owain

 

 

German Miniatures x 6 Obverse.jpg

German Miniatures x 6 Reverse.jpg

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34 minutes ago, oamotme said:
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I am slightly confused with the first medal - is it the MiIitary Honour medal if so it would seem to predate the rest of the group which seems wrong or is the later Prussian Merit Medal?

 

It is the Prussian General Honor Medal, which was probably awarded after the others, I believe it could be awarded either to long serving soldiers or to civil servants.

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ID: 738   Posted (edited)

Beau, Many thanks for this clarification. Was this a purely military award which he would have received possibly as a Landwehr NCO or as a civilian not necessarily a government employee? Owain

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7 hours ago, oamotme said:

Gentlemen,

Another recent addition - presumably a short service regular soldier/NCO who then served in the reserves.

  • Prussia Military Honour Medal , 2nd Class (pre or post 1864?) - or Merit Medal?

  • 1870-71 Prussian War with France Medal

  • 1866 Prussia Königgrätz Cross, dated 3 July – Combatants Cross

  • Wilhelm I Centenary Medal 1897

  • Prussia Military Long Service Badge 3rd Class (9 years) - Regular Army

  • Prussia Military Long Service Badge 2nd Class (15 years) - Landwehr

     

I am slightly confused with the first medal - is it the MiIitary Honour medal if so it would seem to predate the rest of the group which seems wrong or is the later Prussian Merit Medal?

Many thanks,

Owain

 

 

German Miniatures x 6 Obverse.jpg

German Miniatures x 6 Reverse.jpg

Hi Owain,

small correction, it´s the long service clasp 2nd class for 15 years service

Maine difference Silver clasp and white side stripes, 

3rd class black clasp Silver rim and black side stripes

http://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/dienstauszeichnung-2-klasse-1825.html

Kind regards
Andreas

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Andreas, Many thanks indeed for your assistance - much appreciated. I attach an image of the two Long Service badges. Kind regards, Owain

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Mostly for you, Rudi. A rather small version, 12 * 14 mm.

 

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Hallo Lars

Wunderbar , nur das Band ist

glaube ich nicht richtig

Danke fürs Zeigen

Gruss Rudi

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