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Medaille für Treue in der Arbeit

Medal for the Labour Valour

Medal for the Labour Valour was instituted in one class on November 16, 1904 by the Grand Duke of Oldenburg Friedrich August (Großherzog Friedrich August von Oldenburg, 16.11.1852-24.02.1931) in conjunction with his 52nd birthday. The decoration was awarded to workmen and household servants with at least 25 years of seniority and working record with one employer. Statute of the medal was changed eight years later, i.e. on November 16, 1912. Since then only 21 years were needed to be eligible for an award.

An obverse had a bust of Friedrich August in general’s tunic facing left encircled by his title “Friedrich August Grossherzog von Oldenburg” executed in capital letters. Two small dots and four pointed rosette in-between are situated just below the bust of a ruler.

A reverse bore a central inscription “For the Labour Valour” (“Für Treue in der Arbeit”), “Treue” and “Arbeit” being bigger in size in comparison with other words. An inscription was encircled by two oak branches tied by a ribbon at its bottom.

A circular silver medal was 30 mm in diameter and weighed 10 g approximately.

Medal was worn on a silk dark blue ribbon with two wide red stripes closer to its edges.

Medal for the Labour Valour was awarded in 1904-1918.

Labour Valour Medal