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Großherzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach

Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen für Kriegsverdienste mit Schwerterspange, 1914
Solid silver medal of the Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen with date 1914 and swords clasp. To the front is the portait in heavy relief of the Grand Duke. Inscription: Wilhelm Ernst Grossherzog von Sachsen. The reverse bears the inscription "DEM VERDIENST" over 1914 with a wreath of oakleaves. Reverse is fitted with a simple pin for wear, mounted on correct ribbon in the colours of the state.

Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse, 1913-18, silvered bronze alloy medal, the reverse identical to the Prussian Version, the averse with the Monogram WE under crown circumscribed: Treue Dienste bei der Fahne, on correct ribbon.

 

 

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Sächsische Herzogtümer:
Gemeinsamer Ernestinischer Haus Orden 1833,  Ritterkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern
Silver, Enamels, Medaillons Gold
Joint decoration of:
Sachsen-Altenburg
Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha
Sachsen-Meiningen

 

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Herzogtum Sachsen-Altenburg

Medaille für Verdienst im Kriege, 1914. Zinc in place of the earlier bronze examples. Averse bears the monogram of E II. for Ernst Duke of Saxony-Altenburg beneath a crown. Reverse with a maltese cross with a central shield bearing the arms of Saxony, beneath a crown, on correct original ribbon.

Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha

Ovale Silberne Carl-Eduard Medaille. Oval crowned solid silver  medal bearing the portrait of Carl-Eduard, Duke of Saxony-Coburg and Gotha. Inscription:
Carl Eduard Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg u. Gotha. Reverse bears the Grand coat of arms without any inscription. This medal was often awarded with a sword clasp bear the dates 1914/15, etc., the year awarded.  The medal was also awarded in bronze for War Services, on a different ribbon. Mounted for wear and removed from a medal bar.

Herzogtum Sachsen-Meiningen

Medaille für Verdienst im Kriege, 1914. Bronze medal, the averse bearing a cross with a central monogram "B" for Bernhard Duke of Saxony-Meiningen. Between the arms of the cross are Ducal crowns. The medal is edged iwith oakleaves. The reverse bears the same cross, but with a central medaillon with the Saxon arms. Edge inscription reads: Für Verdienst im Kriege 1914/15. On correct original ribbon, with a small roll of matching miniature ribbon, sealed in cellophane.

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A more detailed photo of the Medal of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha and Schwerterspange 1914/16 and 1914/17 (internetphotos)

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Fürstentum Reuß, Ältere und Jüngere Linie gemeinsam

Silberne Verdienstmedaille mit Schwertern am Ring für Kriegsverdienste. Silver service medal with swords for war service. Joint award of the older and younger lineage of the Principalities of Reuß (Reuss). The averse bears the monogram H and R for Heinrich Prince of Reuss. On short length of correct original ribbon.

Fürstentum Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Fürstentum Schwarzburg-Sondershausen

Gemeinsame Kriegsauszeichnung of those two states for 1914. Silvered bronze medal, averse with a crowned double monogram "G" for Prince Günter, Regent for both states, over "1914". Reverse bears the inscription: VERDIENST IM KRIEGE within a laurel wreath. On correct original ribbon.

 

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