This medal was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph I and as a reward for those persons regardless of rank serving in the armed forces or constabulary that met the award requirements. In this blog I will complete the discussion of the medal that I started in Part I and continued in Part II.
Cases Part II (continued from the previous blog): There were cases for this medal in several different designs. Given the large number issued this is not surprising. Among those seen are:
A red simulated leather case with rounded end and the imperial logo on the top in gold
- A rhomboid shaped case with a top with a white interior which often has the makers logo in gold and a red celluloid fitted bottom.
- A red simulated leather case with the imperial coat of arms and the dates 1848 and 1898 in gold embossed on the lid.
- A black leather case the inscription JUBILAKUMS ERRINNERUNGS MEDAILLE and a decorative element on the top in gold.
Ribbon: A 33 mm wide triangular Ponceau (Poppy) red ribbon
- A small rectangular ribbon for this medal was introduced on October 27, 1917.
Miniature: Bronze, 17 mm and 4 grams
Hope you enjoyed this blog. Until next time I hope you find joy in our shared interest.