This is a consignment item. It is a commemorative medal memorializing the life of König Ludwig II (Mad), who ruled Bavaria until 1886. He was removed as king that year and judged to be insane (as was his brother, Otto, who would have succeeded him). Ludwig died under mysterious circumstances shortly after his removal. The gold-toned medal measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. It shows Ludwig in profile. Its reverse depicts the castle in which he was born. No ribbon is attached.