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Germany, Imperial. A Miniature Decoration Chain Attributed to Rear Admiral Otto Mandt

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Germany, Imperial. A Miniature Decoration Chain Attributed to Rear Admiral Otto Mandt

A Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Medal (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille Zentenarmedaille) Instituted 22 March 1897. A circular medal, the obverse bears a right facing effigy of Wilhelm I in military uniform wearing a mantle and Pickelhaube, to the left of the effigy is the inscription “WILHELM DER GROSSE DEUTSCHE KAISER” (William the Great German Emperor) and to the right is “KOENIG VON PREUSSEN” (King of Prussia), the reverse bears the image of a crown, an orb, sword, and scepter placed upon a pillow surrounded by oak leaves, in the lower half of the medal, to the left is an upward climbing laurel branch, the centre bears the inscription “ZUM ANDENKEN AN DEN HUNDERTSTEN GEBURTSTAG DES GROSSEN KAISERS WILHELM I797 22 MAERZ 1897” (IN MEMORY OF THE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY THE GREAT EMPEROR WILHELM I. 1797–MARCH 22–1897); A Prussian Military Long Service Decorations (Militär Dienstauszeichnungen) Instituted 18 June 1825. Type I. A straight armed cross paty, the obverse bears a crowned cipher “FW III” for Friedrich Wilhelm III, the reverse bears “XXV”; A Commemorative Medal to the Southwest African Uprising 1904-06, instituted 19 March 1907, a circular medal, the obverse bearing a left facing helmeted person circumscribed with “SUEDWEST AFRIKA 1904-06” (SOUTHWEST AFRICA 1904-06), the reverse bears a crowned cipher “W II” partially superimposed on two downwards facing crossed swords circumscribed with “DEN SIEGREICHEN STREITERN” (THE SUCCESSFUL DISTRICT); A German Imperial China Boxer Rebellion Campaign Medal, (China-Denkmünze) Instituted 10 May 1901, a circular medal, the obverse bearing the image of a dragon and a crowned eagle encompassed by a laurel wreath, the reverse bearing a crowned cipher “W” and circumscribed with “DEN SIEGREICHEN STREITERN 1900 CHINA 1901” (THE SUCCESSFUL DISTRICT 1900 CHINA 1901) encompassed by a laurel wreath; An Order of the Red Eagle, IV Class (Roter Adlerorden IV Klasse) Instituted 12 June 1792, a straight-armed cross paty, the obverse bearings a white enamel with a red crowned eagle, the reverse bearing a crowned cipher “FW” for Friechrich WIlhelm, with a crown suspension of red enamels; A Friedrich August Kreuz, a black iron cross paty, the obverse centre bearing a cipher “FA” for Friedrich August, the 12 o’clock arm bears a crown and the 6 o’clock arm bears the date “1914”, a wreath lays between the quadrants of the cross, the reverse is plain; A 1914 Iron Cross, a blackened iron cross paty with a silver colored border, the obverse centre bears a cipher “W” for Wilhelm, the 12 o’clock arm bears a crown and the 6 o’clock arm bears the date “1914”, the reverse centre bears an oak leaf sprig, the 12 o’clock arm bears a crowned “FW” cipher and the 6 o’clock arm bears the date “1813”, on a chain with two rifled stick pins, measuring 135 mm (l), accompanied by a black pebbled case, the interior lid of off-white fabric stamped with “J. Godet & Sohn HOFLIEFERANTEN SR. MAJESTÄT DES KONIGS”, the medal bed is of black felt material, measuring 118.12 mm (w) x 70.2 mm (h), very fine.

 

Footnote: Otto Mandt was the last Rear Admiral of the Imperial Navy. After service, he became technical advisor to the German Maritime Fishing Association.

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