Bayern. Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Klasse mit Krone Schwertern – Bavaria. Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with Crown & Swords
Reference: OEK 432
Established in 1866 by the King Ludwig II, together with the Militär-Verdienstorden (Military Merit Order). Merit Cross existed initially in two classes, 3rd Class was instituted in 1913.
Coppered bronze, construction with separate medaillons, very nice condition, with the short original ribbon. In the original old award box, made by Weiss & Co., Ordenfabrik, Herrnstr. 44, München
Later type wine-red box, some used, but no defects.