Bayern. Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Klasse mit Schwertern – Bavaria. Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with 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.
Construction with separate medaillons, on the sword makers mark D for the manufacturer Deschler und Sohn, Munich.
Coppered bronze, very nice used condition, on the short original ribbon.