The 1898 Jubilee Medal (German: Jubiläums-Erinnerungsmedaille 1898) was a military and civil decoration of Austria-Hungary established in 1898 and awarded for the anniversary of Emperor Franz Josef accession to the throne of the Habsburg Empire.
|1898 Jubilee Medal|
|Status||No longer awarded|
|Established||2 December 1898|
|Next (higher)||Long Service Crosses for Non Commissioned Officers|
|Next (lower)||1908 Jubilee Cross|
The 1898 Jubilee Medal was created by Emperor Franz Josef on 2 December 1898 in order to commemorative medal the mark the 50th anniversary of his accession to the throne of the Habsburg Empire
The medal was 34–35 mm in diameter. The obverse of the medal bore the portrait of Emperor Franz Josef. On the reverse is written MDCCCXLLVIII-MDCCCXCVIII (1848–1898) in a laurel wreath. The medal is suspended from a red trifold ribbon for the armed forces and red white for civilians.
The medal came in three versions:
- Military Jubilee Medal for the armed forces – Jubiläums-Erinnerungsmedaille für die bewaffnete Macht und die Gendarmerie (special award in gold)
- Military Jubilee Medal for the armed forces – Jubiläums-Erinnerungsmedaille für die bewaffnete Macht und die Gendarmerie (general bronze medal)
- Jubilee Medal for civilian servants – Jubiläums-Erinnerungsmedaille für Zivilstaatsbedienstete (bronze medal)
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