MEDAL BAR – ONE-PLACE – BAVARIA – KING LUDWIG III MEDAL. The King Ludwig III Medal was a civil decoration that was founded on 7. 1. 1916. It was intended for those who aided the war effort on the home front. It consists of a cross made of blackened, non magnetic metal containing an oval-shaped center that features a high-profile image of Bavaria’s King Ludwig III. Its reverse features the Bavarian flag’s checkerboard design beneath the date the decoration was established.
The light-blue and white ribbon is in very fine condition, as is the cross. The reverse reveals a hook whereby the jump ring is attached to the ribbon. It also has a pin for mounting it on a garment.