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Grossherzogtum Baden, Decorations

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Gedächtnismedaille für 1849  Medal for the year 1849, on short length of original ribbon, in the colours of the House Order, yellow with two edge stripes in silver thread. Awarded to soldiers of foreign armies and to those troops from Baden remaining loyal, who put down the revolt in Baden in the year 1831. Many of the Baden regiments mutinied und held the fortress of Rastatt, foreign troops from Prussia, Bavaria and some other states were called in to quell the mutiny. Following this, nearly all of the Baden regiments, with just a few exceptions were disbanded, and later re-formed. The medal is of gilded bronze, the obverse shows an upright sword within a laurel wreath, the reverse bears the inscription:  DEM TAPFEREN BEFREIUNGSHEER, 1849

Felddienstauszeichnung  Was awarded for campaigns between 1805 and 1871. Copper bronze, the obverse bearing the Baden griffin with sword and shield over three canon balls, inscription overhead, FÜR BADENS EHRE. The reverse bears the inscription: LEOPOLD over FÜR VERDIENST IM KRIEGE within a laurel wreath. On short original ribbon. The decoration could be worn with campaign bars bearing the dates from between 1805 and 1871.

 

 

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Jubliäumsmedaille Friedrich I., 1902  Gilded bronze, on replacement ribbon, obverse shows a portrait of the elderly Friedrich I. To the right are the dates 1852-1902.  The reverse bears the heraldic griffin of Baden with sword and shield, with inscription: Regierungsjubiläum S.K.H. des Grosherzogs* Friedrich von Baden
Awarded to civil and military.

Silberne Verdienstmedaille  Großherzog Friedrich I., on peacetime yellow ribbon, awarded till 1908. Heavy silver medal with the portrait of the sovereign, inscription, FRIEDRICH GROSHERZOG VON BADEN*- The reverse bears the inscription within an oakwreath FÜR VERDIENST

Silberne Verdienstmedaille Großherzog Friedrich II., on wartime ribbon of the Militär-Carl-Friedrich-Orden, early silver example before 1916, these were made in the state mint in Karlsruhe.

Example of an award document to this decoration, wartime.

* Grossherzog is often written with one S on Baden decorations!

 

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz      For war service 1914-1916, gilded and silvered zinc example on original ribbon, almost mint. A maltese cross with a central medallion within a wreath bearing the crowned monogram F. The reverse bears the Baden griffin with sword and shield. Rare to find in this condition.

Kreuz für Freiwillige Kriegshilfe 1914-1916, gilded zinc example with traces of original gilt, on a ladies bow ribbon.

 

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