Medal of Civic Merit, 8th Size, in Gold, On Chain
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This Medal is conferred in recognition of civic virtue.
The obverse design of the medal consists of the portrait of the reigning monarch, inscribed with his name and title around his head.
The reverse design varies depending on the reigning monarch.
This Medal is not conferred in grades but rather by size and suspension, following an 18th century scale called “Berch’s Scale”. The highest distinction, or grade an individual can receive is the 18th Size Gold Medal On Chain; other “grades” that are associated with this medal vary in composition, suspension and medal size.
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Obv: OSCAR SVERIGES NORR GOTH OCH VEND KONUNG Rev: POR MEDBORGERLIG FOR TJENST TILL CAROLINA LYSELL BARNALARARINNA
This particular example corresponds to the medal used during the reign of King Oscar I.
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