This is a consignment item. It is the King Ludwig III Medal. The medal was first issued on 7 January 1916. It was awarded for civilians’ services to Bavaria during WW I. The cross is made from a black metal. The obverse features King Ludwig III’s profile, while the reverse displays the medal’s creation date. This example’s ribbon is set up as a medal bar. Interestingly, a piece of what might be the original ribbon is attached to the reverse.