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HESSE-DARMSTADT – LOYAL SERVICE – FELDDIENSTZEICHEN -1840

SKU: 05-1776

$150.00

Various variations of the Felddienstzeichen were issued by Hesse-Darmstadt from 1780 through 1866. Changes in the decoration began in 1850. This variation is from 1840…

 

 

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HESSE-DARMSTADT – LOYAL SERVICE – FELDDIENSTZEICHEN -1840

Various variations of the Felddienstzeichen were issued by Hesse-Darmstadt from 1780 through 1866. Changes in the decoration began in 1850.

  • Instituted by Grand Duke Ludwig II on 14 June 1840,
  • Awarded for participation in a military campaign in the service of Grand Ducal Hesse
  • combatant or non-combatant
  • Designed by Professor Christian Schnitzspahn (1829-1877) and struck at the Darmstadt Mint from the bronze of old Hessian

 

This variation is from 1840:

  • Circular bronze-toned decoration
  • Obverse features Grand Duke Ludwig II’s crowned cypher. Below that is the date, 14 June 1840, within a wreath of laurel and oak
  • Reverse Ndisplays “Für Treuen Dienst Im Kriege (For Loyal Service in War).”
  • Presents a fine patina
  • Sturdy cylinder jump ring suspension
  • No ribbon is included
  • Fine Example

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HESSE-DARMSTADT – LOYAL SERVICE – FELDDIENSTZEICHEN -1840

Various variations of the Felddienstzeichen were issued by Hesse-Darmstadt from 1780 through 1866. Changes in the decoration began in 1850.

  • Instituted by Grand Duke Ludwig II on 14 June 1840,
  • Awarded for participation in a military campaign in the service of Grand Ducal Hesse
  • combatant or non-combatant
  • Designed by Professor Christian Schnitzspahn (1829-1877) and struck at the Darmstadt Mint from the bronze of old Hessian

 

This variation is from 1840:

  • Circular bronze-toned decoration
  • Obverse features Grand Duke Ludwig II’s crowned cypher. Below that is the date, 14 June 1840, within a wreath of laurel and oak
  • Reverse Ndisplays “Für Treuen Dienst Im Kriege (For Loyal Service in War).”
  • Presents a fine patina
  • Sturdy cylinder jump ring suspension
  • No ribbon is included
  • Fine Example

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