WÜRTTEMBERG – SERVICE MEDAL – SILVER
This is the Silver Service Medal that was presented from 1892 through 1918 during König Wilhelm II’s (1848-1941) reign. A higher class of the award was presented in gold. While the decoration was awarded during peacetime, it also served as Württemberg’s Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalent award during WW I. The decoration is silver-toned and measures 1″ in diameter. The obverse sports a high profile of Wilhelm II, along with the designation “Wilhelm II Koening von Württemberg.” The reverse has “Für Tapferkeit und Treue” within a wreath of laurel leaves. Attached to the decoration is a correct yellow and black ribbon, emblematic of the Kingdom of Württemberg. The decoration is in very fine condition.