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PRUSSIA. Long Service Cross for Officers for 25 years’ service (Dienstauszeichnungskreuz für Offiziere für 25 Dienstjahre), 1825-1920 issue
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PRUSSIA.  Long Service Cross for Officers for 25 years’ service (Dienstauszeichnungskreuz für Offiziere für 25 Dienstjahre), 1825-1920 issue
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Gilt bronze cross pattée with stippled arms, with laterally-pierced loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular central medallion bearing the crowned cipher of King Friedrich Wilhelm III; the reverse with a circular central medallion bearing the Roman numerals ‘XXV.’ ( = 25); slight wear to the arms; on replaced correct ribbon.

The award was instituted on 18 June 1825 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III to reward long and faithful service.

It was suppressed in 1920 after the abolition of the Prussian monarchy at the end of World War I.

 
PRUSSIA.  Long Service Cross for Officers for 25 years’ service (Dienstauszeichnungskreuz für Offiziere für 25 Dienstjahre), 1825-1920 issue
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PRUSSIA.  Long Service Cross for Officers for 25 years’ service (Dienstauszeichnungskreuz für Offiziere für 25 Dienstjahre), 1825-1920 issue
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PRUSSIA.  Long Service Cross for Officers for 25 years’ service (Dienstauszeichnungskreuz für Offiziere für 25 Dienstjahre), 1825-1920 issue
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