Militärdienstzeichen für Offiziere – Military Long Service Decoration for Officers
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 Officers existed in three issues: 1849-1867, 1867-1890, 1890-1918. There are also numerous manufacturing variants, which differ by material, details and design.
1. Ausgabe 1849-1867, Kreuz 1. Klasse für 25 Dienstjahre – 1st issue 1849-1867, 1st Class Cross for 25 Years of Service
Gilded bronze, eagle of silver parallel loop and pendant. Eagle of the 1st type, heads without small crowns.
Very nice condition, on the old triangle ribbon, with a pressbutton.