The 1866 Austro-Prussian War was a very sharp, short conflict between Prussia (and her allies) and Austria (and her allies). The war revealed how far the Prussian Army had outstripped the rest of Europe’s military forces, as the 1866 war’s final outcome was nothing short of a rout.
The Der Main Armee Medal was presented to those Prussian soldiers who participated in the conflict. It is a bronze-toned cross. The obverse displays the Prussian Eagle along with the decoration’s name and the year 1866. Its reverse features König Wilhelm I of Prussia’s royal cypher. Following the Franco-Prussian War five years later, he became Germany’s first Kaiser.
Someone completely removed the jump ring and attachment from this decoration’s top. I have no idea why it was done, but it was done neatly. Due to the damage, we are offering it at a bargain price, with the hope that you can find a purpose for it.