This medal: Golden Proprietor’s Jubilee Flag Medal for His Dragoon Regiment Number 11 (Goldene Inhaber Jubiläumsfahenmedaille für Seinem Dragonerregimente Nummer 11) was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s command of the Dragoon Regiment Number 11 as its Inhaber (Proprietor)
Date Issued: November 30, 1898
Reason Issued: To Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s command of the 11th Dragoon Regiment (Emperor Franz Joseph) as its Inhaber (Proprietor)
Classes or Types: One
· There are 10 medals of this type which were issued to Austrian Units on this date and 1 additional medal was issued in 1904
Hallmarks: None Known
Design: An oval medal with an attached handle shaped eye
Obverse: On a plain field is the bust of Emperor Franz Joseph I in a Colonels uniform, (regimental commander) facing to the viewers right and wearing an overcoat. Around his neck can be seen the badge of the order of the Golden Fleece. Behind his neck is a small oval Habsburg coat of arms surmounted by the imperial crown. In front of the bust at chest height is the inscription FRANZ. JOSEPH I. On the lower edge of the medal is the name of the engraver, Breithut Fec (Peter Breithut)
Reverse: A plain background in the center of which is an inscription in 6 lines: DER/ INHABER/ SEINEM/DRAGONER REGIMENTE NR.11/ 1848-1898. Translation: The proprietor of his Dragoon Regiment Number 11 1848-1898. Around the inscription is an oval wreath composed of two boughs tied at the bottom with a ribbon. On the viewers left is a bough of laurel and on the right one of oak.
Weight: 700 grams (200 Ducats)
Size: 108 mm by 85 mm
Type of Material:
· The presentation medals were in gold
· Medals for everyday use were gilt bronze
Variations: None known
Designer: Peter Breithut
Manufacturer: The Vienna Hauptmunzamt (Mint)
Number Issued: 1
Order of Precedence: Not listed in the Order of Precedence
Ribbon: This medal was suspended from special presentation bugle by means of a 100 mm long and 50 cm wide Ponceau (Poppy) red ribbon folded into a bow.
Attachments: At the bottom of the ribbon attaching the medal to the bugle is a golden shield with the intricate initials “FJO” behind crossed oak boughs
Miniature: None known
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