Original WW1 German / Bavarian Long Service Medal II. Class for 12 Years' Service, IN VERY NICE CONDITION, ON NEW RIBBON, A REALLY EXAMPLE, THE AWARD IS NOT OFTEN SEEN
HISTORY OF THE AWARD:
Bavarian Military Service Medal, II Class for 12 Years’ Service (Militär-Dienstauszeichnung II. Klasse für 12 Dienstjahre), 1913-1918 issue - Gilt red bronze (tombak) circular medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a representation of the Bavarian Dienstauszeichnungskreuz (Service Cross), being a cross pattée with concave ends to the arms with a central scalloped escutcheon bearing the lozenges of the Bavarian arms within an oak wreath, the inscription ‘TREUE DIENST BEI DER FAHNE’ (Loyal service under the colours) between the arms; the reverse with a central scalloped shield bearing the Roman numerals ‘XII’ (12) within a circular oak wreath, circumscribed ‘DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG II. KLASSE’ (Service Award, 2nd class). The Medal was instituted by Prince Regent Ludwig on 30 August 1913 and could be awarded for 9, 12 and 15 years’ service (being 3rd, 2nd and 1st classes of the Medal), the time being indicated on the reverse.