Long Service Crosses

Austria-Hungary. Military Long Service Cross. 1st issue 1849-1867, for 8 years

60.00 EUR  
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~63.31 USD

Militärdienstzeichen für Unteroffiziere u. Mannschaften, 1. Ausgabe 1849-1867, Kreuz 1. Klasse für 8 Dienstjahre

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Militärdienstzeichen für Unteroffiziere u. Mannschaften – Military Long Service Decoration for NCOs & Enlisted Men

Instituted by the Emperor Franz Josef I in 1849 in two versions: for officers and for NCOs & Enlisted Ranks. Awarded until 1918, but meanwhile there were several changes of classes and service periods. Cross for NCOs & Enlisted Ranks existed in four issues: 1849-1867, 1867-1890, 1890-1913 and 1913-1918. There are also numerous manufacturing variants, which differ by material, details and design.

1. Ausgabe 1849-1867, Kreuz 1. Klasse für 8 Dienstjahre – 1st issue 1849-1867, 1st Class Cross for 8 Years of Service

Gilded bronze, parallel loop but no suspension ring. Flat back, nice old manufacturing.

Very nice condition, on the old triangle ribbon.