Civil Merit Medal in Silver, Large, Type I (1769)

SKU: 02.BAD.0101.101.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    1769

History


The Civil Merit Medal was introduced in 1769 under Margrave Carl Friedrich (Charles Frederick) and it was conferred upon civil officers of lowly rank who rendered long and faithful service. It was also awarded to private citizens who distinguished themselves in the arts or industry, as well as to individuals who provided assistance in life threatening situations.

Initially, the medal was not meant to be worn. This changed towards the end of the 18th century.

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  • Price

    $5850 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: GENIVS BADENS. INST. MDCCLXIX Rev: VIRTVTIS NON PRAEMIVM SED TESSERA

  • Size

    44mm

  • Maker

    Johann Jacob Hauter

  • Version Remarks

    30.3 grams The obverse is stamped with the maker mark I. H. (Johann Jacob Hauter).

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