This decoration for 22 years long and true service comes from the Duchy of Nassau. It was given to NCO’s and enlisted men. This very small state gave a very limited number of decorations. This decoration was first issued beginning in 1834 and continued through 1864. Like Hannover, Nassau was absorbed in 1866. Its independence was lost when it was absorbed by Prussia during the war with Austria. This decoration is a minimum of 135 years old. Very few of them were ever awarded. An original wide, light blue ribbon accompanies this decoration. For its age, the decoration and ribbon are in excellent condition. This represents the very first decoration that we have ever offered from Nassau.