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Saxony Friedrich August Medal, Silver

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Saxony Friedrich August Medal, Silver

The Saxony Friedrich August Medal was instituted by King Friedrich August III on 23 April 1905 to be awarded in recognition of meritorious service by servicemen from sergeant downwards and civil persons of similar rank in war and peace. The medal was made in three grades: bronze, silver, and gold.

The medal is circular, with a diameter of 32mm. The obverse bears the monogram of Friedrich August "FA" surmounted by a crown and surrounded by an olive wreath. The reverse bears the inscription "Friedrich August - Medaille" on two lines with a vine scroll at the top and bottom. The medal is suspended from a 37mm yellow ribbon with a 5mm light blue stripe near each edge.

The medal was awarded to over 100,000 people during its 13-year existence. It was discontinued in 1918 with the end of the Kingdom of Saxony.

Here are some additional details about the medal:

  • The medal was designed by the sculptor Karl Gustav Hermann Hentschel.
  • The medal was struck at the Royal Saxon Mint in Dresden.
  • The medal was awarded to both men and women.
  • The medal was not awarded posthumously.
  • The medal could be awarded multiple times, with each award being denoted by a clasp.
  • The medal was worn on the left breast, with the clasps placed above the medal.

The Saxony Friedrich August Medal is a significant historical artifact that commemorates the service of many people to the Kingdom of Saxony. It is a reminder of the importance of recognizing and rewarding meritorious service, both in war and peace.

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