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 2. Klasse für 40 Dienstjahre (ab 1913 für 35 Jahre) – 3rd issue 1890-1918, 2nd Class Cross for 40 Years of Service (since 1913 for 35 Years)
Bronze gilded and enamaled. Eagle of the 2nd type, eagle heads with small crowns.
Excellent condition, on the old triangle ribbon.