MEDAL BAR – TWO-PLACE. This is a two-place medal bar. Its medals are listed below, beginning on the left.
1). Württemberg Silver Service Medal. The Silver Service Medal was presented from 1892 through 1918 during König Wilhelm II’s (1848-1941) reign. A higher class of the award was presented in gold. While the decoration was awarded during peacetime, it also served as Württemberg’s Iron Cross 2nd Class equivalent award during WW I. The decoration is silver-toned and measures 1″ in diameter. Its obverse sports a high-profile image of Wilhelm II, along with the designation “Wilhelm II Koenig von Württemberg.” The reverse displays the motto “Für Tapferkeit und Treue” (For Bravery and Loyalty) within a laurel leaf wreath.
2). Hindenburg Cross for Combatants with Swords.
The two decorations are displayed above their correct ribbons. Its reverse sports a black backing and a pin with which to attach it to a tunic.