Figure 1: Golden Proprietor’s Jubilee Flag Medal for His Ulan Regiment Number 4, obverse. Image from the author’s archive.

Introduction:
This medal: The Golden Proprietor’s Jubilee Flag Medal for His Ulan Regiment Number 4 (Goldene Inhaber Jubiläumsfahenmedaille  für Seinem Ulanenregimente Nummer 4) was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s command of the 4th Ulan Regiment as its Inhaber (Proprietor)

Date Issued: November 30, 1898

Reason Issued: To Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s command of the 4th Ulan Regiment, Kaiser Franz Joseph as its Inhaber (Proprietor)

Classes or Types: One

Interesting Facts: 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

Figure 2: Golden Proprietor’s Jubilee Flag Medal, obverse for His Ulan Regiment Number 4, obverse. Image from the author’s archive.

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/ ULANEN/ REGIMENTE NR.4 / 1848-1898. Translation: The proprietor of his Ulan Regiment Number 4 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 in height and 85 mm in width

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

Case:  Unknown

Figure 3: Golden Proprietor’s Jubilee Flag Medal for His Ulan Regiment Number 4 ribbon. Image from the author’s archive.

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

Figure 4: Golden Proprietor’s Jubilee Medal for His Ulan Regiment Number 4 presentation bugle. Image from the author’s archive.

 

Attachments:  At the bottom of the ribbon is a golden shield with the intricate initials “FJO” behind crossed oak boughs

Miniature: None known

Hope you enjoyed this blog. Until next time, I hope you find joy in our shared interest.

Rick

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