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.
3. Ausgabe 1890-1918, Kreuz 3. Klasse für 25 Dienstjahre – 3rd issue 1890-1918, 3rd Class Cross for 25 Years of Service
Gilded bronze, eagle of silver parallel loop and pendant. Eagle of the 2nd type, eagle heads with small crowns. Luxury manufacturing, with nacre (mother of pearl) overlay at the back.
Excellent condition, mother od pearl without damages. Cross on the original old triangle ribbon.