Introduction: The Golden Jubilee Flag Medal for the 13th Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment
(Goldene Jubiläums Fahnenmedaille für das Koniglich Bayerische Infanterieregiment13) was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s appointment as Inhaber (Proprietor) of the 13th Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment.
Date Issued: May 15, 1901
Reason Issued: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s appointment as Inhaber (Proprietor) of the 13th Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment
Classes or Types: One
Interesting Facts: The 13th Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment was a Royal Bavarian Army regiment that was active from 31 May 1806 to 1919, with its headquarters at Ingolstadt.
Hallmarks: None Known
Design: A round medal with an attached rectangular shaped eye
Obverse: On a plain field is the bust of Emperor Franz Joseph I facing to the viewers right and wearing the full-dress uniform of a Bavarian general officer. Around his neck can be seen the badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He is also wearing a medal bar and an order star. Around the upper half of the medal is inscribed FRANZ JOSEPH I. KAIS. V. OESTERR. KG. V. BOEH. ETC.U.AP.KG.V.UNG. Translation: Franz Joseph I Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia etc. Apostolic King of Hungary.
Reverse: On a plain background is a wreath composed of a laurel bough on the viewers left and one of oak on the right tied at the bottom with a bow. Between the upper ends of the wreath is the imperial crown. Inside the wreath is an inscription in seven lines: DEM/ KGL. BAYERISCHEN/ 13/ INFANTERIE- REGIMENT/ von /SEINEM INHABER/1851-1901. Translation: The Royal Bavarian 13th Infantry Regiment from its Proprietor 1891-1901. Above the word DEM is the imperial crown.
Weight: 700 grams (200 Ducats)
Size: 92 mm in diameter
Type of Material: Gold presentation medals and according to Schroll their also existed bronze gilt examples
Variations: None known
Designer: Peter Breithut
Manufacturer: The Vienna Hauptmunzamt (Mint)
Number Issued: 3
Order of Precedence: Not listed in the Order of Precedence
Ribbon: This medal was suspended from the regiment’s flagpole by means of a 118 mm wide ribbon with a black center stripe, 29 mm wide golden yellow side stripes and 6 mm wide black and yellow stripes near the margins adorned with the coat of arms and the monogram of the emperor
Attachments: A gold imperial coat of arms and the monogram of the emperor
Miniature: None known
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