Original German / Saxony WW1 Reserve and Territorial Army Service Medal, II class (Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung II. Klasse) / 1913 - 1918 issue, IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, GOOD DETAILED EXAMPLE ON NEW RIBBON, ATTRACTIVE FINISH, RARE MEDAL - AWARDED ONLY FOR 5 YEARS FROM 1913 TO 1918, NOT EASY TO FIND
HISTORY OF THE AWARD:
Saxony Kingdom Reserve and Territorial Army Service Medal, II class (Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung II. Klasse), 1913-1918 - Circular gilt red bronze (tombak) medal with laterally-pierced loop for ribbon suspension; the face with crowned cipher of King Friedrich August III circumscribed ‘Treue Dienste Reserve Landwehr’; the reverse inscribed ‘Landwehr Dienstaus-zeichnung II. Klasse’ (Territorial Army Service Award 2nd class). The medal was instituted on 6 September 1913 to replace the gilt metal badge (schnalle) that had been awarded since 1874 to officers, doctors, non-commissioned officers and enlisted men on completion of their service with the Army Reserve or Territorial Army (Landwehr) and participation in at least one campaign.