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.
2. Ausgabe 1867-1890, Kreuz 3. Klasse für 24 Dienstjahre – 2nd issue 1867-1890, 3rd Class Cross for 24 Years of Service
Gilded bronze, silver riveted medallion, with laurel wreath, parallel loop and pendant. Nice old type.
Very nice condition, on the old triangle ribbon.