SAXONY – MEDAL -TWO-HUNDRED-YEAR ANNIVERSARY –COMMEMORATIVE – INFANTRY – REGIMENT Nr 102
Commerative medal for the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of Saxony’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 102. The regiment was officially known as Königl. Sächs. 3 Infanterie-Regiment Nr 102 König Ludwig III von Bayern, which was founded in 1709. It was garrisoned at Zittau and attached to the Saxon XII. Armeekorps. The medal was issued in 1909 to commemorate the regiment’s two-hundred-years of service. The over-sized, silver-toned medal measures 1 5/8″ in diameter. The obverse sports the dates 1709 and 1909. We see a mitre-wearing infantry soldier from 1709 shaking hands with a 1909 pickelhaube-wearing serviceman.
The reverse displays information about the regiment, including that it was dedicated to Prinz-Regent Luitpold (1821-1912). He served as Bavaria’s much beloved ruler from 1886, when he replaced his nephew, König Ludwig II (Mad Ludwig) as Prinz-Regent, until his death in 1912. The decoration has no jump ring or ribbon.
This is a consignment item.