A Luftwaffe 125th Reconnaissance Group at Würzburg Award Cup 1936
A Luftwaffe 125th Reconnaissance Group at Würzburg Award Cup 1936 - Silver, marked "800' (silver), hallmarked with the Reichsmark crescent moon and crown and maker marked Emil Hermann, Waldstetten on the bottom, front engraved with the Luftwaffe eagle insignia and inscribed "Aufkl. (Aufklärung) Gruppe 125 / Würzburg / 1.4. - 1.11.36.", 26 mm at the base x 36.8 mm at the mouth x 45 mm in height, light contact, near extremely fine. Footnote: These cups were awarded to the recipient for his time serving with the unit, usually given by his comrades, so he would remember their time together. In 1884, a law was enacted making .800 the minimum national standard for silver in Germany. In 1886, the use of individual city marks was abolished and replaced by the national mark (Reichsmark) of a crescent moon and crown mark (Halbmond und Krone) representing the entire German state. These marks became compulsory by 1888. The crown and crescent moon are used in conjunction with a maker's mark and a decimal silver standard mark.