Medal of Military Merit, IV Class

SKU: 02.PRT.0104.107.01

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  • IV Class Medal Obverse
  • IV Class Medal Obverse
  • IV Class Medal Reverse


  • country
  • date of institution
    May 28, 1946
  • makers
    Frederico Da Costa, Lisbon


The Medal of Military Merit (Medalha de Mérito Miliar) was added to the Portuguese "Military Medal" (Medalha Militar) after the end of the Second World War on May 28, 1946. It was founded to recognize Portuguese military personnel for exceptional virtue, character, loyalty, competence, and obedience.

It was founded with four classes to be awarded to military personnel who display exceptional military qualities and virtues that merit public respect and acknowledgement. It is normally conferred based on rank, and it may also be awarded to foreigners.

All grades are accompanied by a clasp features the insignia, surrounded by a gilt laurel wreath for the Grand Cross, and the motto translates to "Military Merit."

The IV Class is awarded to Sergeants and soldiers.


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  • Price

    $115 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Silver gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

  • Size

    30x50mm (Cross); 8x10mm (Clasp)

  • Maker

    Frederico Da Costa, Lisbon

  • Version Remarks

    The example pictured here is the IV Class Knight from before 2002 (without a clasp).

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