Silver Civil Merit Medal, Type I
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A circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the bust of Carl Theodor encompassed by the inscription "CARL THEODOR PFALZ GRAV BEI RHEIN CHVRFVRST", 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" (for merit) encompassed by a wreath of oak tied with a ribbon at the bottom. On a loop for suspension.
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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