This is the 1842 Golden Honor Medal from Hohenzollern. Hohenzollern was a small German Principality of approximately 67,000 people in 1900. The medal is from a higher rank of service medals for the 1842 Campaign. It was another of the many small wars that led to German consolidation under Kaiser Wilhelm I. (That said, most German states retained a fairly large measure of autonomy regarding their states’ administration within the Reich). The medal is circular and measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. It is made of silver covered with a gilt wash. The decoration’s obverse features a Coat-of-Arms and a crown in its center. Around that is the motto “Für Treue und Verdienst ” (For loyalty and merit). The reverse has the Prince’s royal cypher and the date, January 1842. The decoration has a white and black replacement ribbon. This uncommon decoration is in excellent condition.