For loyal service in war medal - Hessen 1840-1866

For loyal service in war medal - Hessen 1840-1866

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For loyal service in war medal - Hessen 1840-1866.

Excellent condition. Bronze.

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Medalj för trogen tjänst i krig. Hessen 1840-1866.

Utmärkt skick. Brons.

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HISTORY:
The decoration was instituted by Grand Duke Ludwig II on 14 June 1840, that day being the birthday of his father Ludwig I, to be awarded for participation in a military campaign in the service of Grand Ducal Hesse, whether as a combatant or non-combatant (‘für Alle, welche in Großherzoglich Hessischen Diensten als streitender oder nichtstreitender Militär einen Feldzug mitgemacht’). It was designed by Professor Christian Schnitzspahn (1829-1877) and struck at the Darmstadt Mint from the bronze of old Hessian cannon. The Decoration was awarded for participation in the campaigns of 1780 to 1815, 1848-1849 and 1866, after which it was discontinued.