Austrian War Service Medal 1873

Austrian War Service Medal 1873

249 SEK

Model/Product no.: 1431
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Austrian War Service Medal 1873. Awarded from 1873 to around 1900.

Excllent condition. Struck bronze.

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Österrike krigsförtjänstmedalj 1873. Förlänad mellan 1873 och runt 1900.

Utmärkt skick. Stansad brons.

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History:
On his 25th Jubilee, in December 1873, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria instituted the 'Kriegsmedaille' (War Medal). The medal shows on the obverse the Emperor's head surrounded by a laurel wreath and on the reverse the date '2.December 1873' (those showing the spelling Dezember where produced after 1900). It was suspended from a ribbon in the Habsburg colors of black and yellow. The medal was awarded to military personnel who had taken part in a least one action since 1848. Later the award of the medal was extended to military personnel who had taken part campaigns after 1873, until the Kaiser's death in November 1916.