Austrian 1873 War Campaign Medal

'1873 Kriegsmedaille'

Price: £22.00 GBP
Availability: Sold
Reference: WW00486
Manufacturer: Not Available
Product Description

A very nice pre WW1 Austrian Campaign medal - it's in very nice condition with original ribbon.

On his 25th Jubilee in December 1873 Kaiser Franz Joseph I instituted the 1873 War Medal (1873 Kriegsmedaille and sometimes called the General Service Medal or General Campaign Medal). This bronze medal was initially awarded to all personnel who took part in a minimum of one action since 1848. After 1873, this medal was given to all personnel who took part in each completed campaign. The last official record of awards was in 1901 but this is currently open to further research.