Golden Wedding Medal (1879). Medal 1st class, bronze gilt and enamels, with small ribbon in its original case. OEK22 1857.
Goldene Hochzeitmedaille (1879). Medaille 1. Klasse, Bronze vergoldet und tlw. Emailliert, am Miniaturbändchen, im originalen Verleihungsetui. OEK22 1857.
Gutes sehr schön / Good very fine.
(~€ 560/USD 660)
On June 11, 1879, Wilhelm I (1797-1888, reigned since 1861 as king and since 1871 as Emperor), King of Prussia, German Emperor, and his consort, Queen and Empress Augusta (1811-1890), born Princess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, celebrated their Golden Wedding. In commemoration of the festivities, King and Emperor Wilhelm I on August 11, 1879, instituted a three-class (1st to 3rd class) medal. The medal 1st class was intended for the guests and the family members. According to Hessenthal and Schreiber (in HS p. 117, no. 4061) the embossing stamps for the medals were made by the court medallist Friedrich Wilhelm Kullrich (1821-1887). According to them, too, only 100 medals 1st class were struck.