Civil Merit Medal, Type I, Silver Medal (stamped "S.A")

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SKU: 02.BAV.0101.101.01.000

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: CARL THEODOR PFALZ BEI RHEIN CHVRFVRST IM FVNFZIGSTEN REGIERVNGS IAHRE Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE
  • Size
    39.5mm

Physical Description and Item Details


A circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the bust of Carl Theodor encompassed by the inscription "CARL THEODOR PFLAZ GRAV BEI RHEIN CHRVRCVRST", below the bust bears the inscription "IM FVNFZIGSTEN/ REGIERVNGS IAHRE". The medal is marked "A.S" under the bust for Anton Schäffer. The reverse bears the inscription "DEM VERDIENSTE" encompassed by a wreath of oak tied with a ribbon at the bottom. On a loop for suspension.

History


The Civil Merit Medal, Type I was established on December 31, 1792 by Elector Carl Theodor on the occasion of his 50th year in government. The medal was awarded to those who displayed excellence in civil service to the government and country. The Civil Merit Medal, Type I was constructed of silver and minted by Anton Schäffer, a mint master from Mannheim.

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