This is the Military Service Cross from the Kingdom of Bavaria. It is a 3rd Class award that comes with crown and swords. The decoration was founded in 1866 during König Ludwig II’s (Mad Ludwig) reign around the time of the Austro-Prussian War in which Bavaria sided with Austria against Prussia. The decoration is gilt-toned with an excellent finish. The massive crown at the decoration’s top is articulated. It comes in the original presentation case. A correct ribbon is included.