yet another medal in my collection, my very first Royal Saxon medal, a "Friedrich August Medaille (-medal)"
It was Instituted on the 23. April 1905 and was awarded until the end of the monarchy in Germany in 1918. It was a medal to honor any kind of outstanding service. As its common in monarchy there where two versions, a bronze one, for any soldiers up to the rank of corporal and a silver medal for soldiers with the rank of sergeant and higher.
The medal could also be awarded to civilians for any outstanding service in daily live.
Also its remarkable that on from the 8. April 1910 women could be awarded with both, the bronze and silver medal for outstanding Services just like men.
Also there where two different ribbons for the medal, a yellow-black one for thouse awarded in peace-time and the yellow-lightblue ribbon you can see here if it was awarded in war-time.
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