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PRUSSIA. Long Service Award II class for 12 Years’ Service (PREUSSEN. Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse für 12 Dientstjahre), 1913-1920 issue, unusually, with Reserve and Territorial Army face and Regular Army reverse, miniature
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PRUSSIA.  Long Service Award II class for 12 Years’ Service (PREUSSEN. Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse für 12 Dientstjahre), 1913-1920 issue, unusually, with Reserve and Territorial Army face and Regular Army reverse, miniature
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Miniature circular red bronze medal with eyelet for ribbon suspension; the face with the royal crown centrally, circumscribed ‘Treue Dienste Reserve Landwehr’ (Faithful Service Reserve and Territorial Army); the reverse with the Roman numerals ‘XII’ (= 12); diameter 16.38mm (0.64 inch); on replaced correct ribbon. The Award was created on 16 January 1842 in buckle (Bandschnalle) form to be awarded for long and faithful service. It was superseded by the medal on 4 July 1913 and suppressed on 1 February 1920. This example is an unusual hybrid, the face being that of the Reserve and Territorial Army.award, whilst the reverse is that of the Regular Army 12-year award.

 
PRUSSIA.  Long Service Award II class for 12 Years’ Service (PREUSSEN. Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse für 12 Dientstjahre), 1913-1920 issue, unusually, with Reserve and Territorial Army face and Regular Army reverse, miniature
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PRUSSIA.  Long Service Award II class for 12 Years’ Service (PREUSSEN. Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse für 12 Dientstjahre), 1913-1920 issue, unusually, with Reserve and Territorial Army face and Regular Army reverse, miniature
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PRUSSIA.  Long Service Award II class for 12 Years’ Service (PREUSSEN. Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse für 12 Dientstjahre), 1913-1920 issue, unusually, with Reserve and Territorial Army face and Regular Army reverse, miniature
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