Original German / Prussian WW1 Landwehr Service Medal II. Class (Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung II. Klasse), IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, ON NEW RIBBON, A REALLY GREAT EXAMPLE, THE AWARD IS NOT OFTEN SEEN
HISTORY OF THE AWARD:
Prussian Reserve and Territorial Army Service Award, II class (Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung II. Klasse), 1913-1920 - Small circular copper medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the royal crown centrally, circumscribed ‘Treue Dienste Reserve Landwehr’ (Faithful Service Reserve and Territorial Army); the reverse inscribed ‘Landwehr Dienstaus-zeichnung II. Klasse’ (Reserve and Territorial Army Service Award, II class); diameter 15.58 mm (0.6 inch). The Award was created on 16 January 1842 in buckle (Bandschnalle) form to be awarded for long and faithful service in the Reserve and Territorial Army. It was superseded by the medal on 4 July 1913 and suppressed on 1 February 1920.