✚9149✚ Austro-Hungarian pre WW1 40 Years Faitthful Service Medal SIGNUM LABORIS

£79.99

Original Austro-Hungarian Empire Franz Joseph I. Signum Memoriae Jubilee Medal - 1898, THE MEDAL IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, ON GENUINE TRIFOLD RIBBON, A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE WITH ATTRACTIVE TARNISH

HISTORY OF THE AWARD:

Austro - Hungarian Empire: Military and Civil medal "SIGNUM LABORIS". Award for 40 years of faithful services to the Kaiser. The medal was instituted in 1898, on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Kaiser Franz Joseph. The obverse with a rightward-facing profile of Franz Joseph I circumscribed by name and title, the reverse with an inscription of “XXXX ANNORUM” (“40 YEARS”) circumscribed by an additional inscription of “SIGNUM LABORIS FIDELITER PERACTI” (“SIGN OF FAITHFUL WORK”), measuring 34.23 mm in diameter.