Military Medical Medal, in Silver (stamped "LOSCH" 1812-1814)

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SKU: 02.BAV.0116.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$3250+ USD

  • Military Medical Medal, in Silver
  • Military Medical Medal, in Silver

Estimated market value:

$3250+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: MAXIMILIANUS IOSEPHUS REX BOIOARIAE Rev: OB. MILITES. INTER. PRAELIA. ET. ARTE. ET. VIRTUTE. SERVATOS.
  • Size
    40mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version is stamped "LOSCH" and was awarded from 1815 to 1870.

Physical Description and Item Details


A circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the bust of King Maximilian I Joseph with the inscription "MAXIMILIANUS IOSEPHUS REX BOIOARIAE". The reverse bears the inscription "OB. MILITES. INTER. PRAELIA. ET. ARTE. ET. VIRTUTE. SERVATOS." encompassed by a wreath of oak and laurel tied with a bow at the bottom. On a loop for suspension with a black, white and light blue ribbon. The medal is stamped "LOSCH".

History


The Military Medial Medal was founded by King Maximilian I Joseph on November 8, 1812. The medal was awarded to members of the emergency medical services, who put their life in mortal danger to aid the sick or wounded on the battlefield or in field hospitals. Recipients of the medal also received a lifelong pension. Four recipients of the gold medal were awarded 300 guilders, four recipients of the gold medal received 200 guilders and eight recipients of the silver medal received 150 guilders. Upon the individuals death, the award could be exchanged for money by an heir. Individuals had to apply for the medal and applications were reviewed by a commission.

The Silver Medal was awarded to Battalion Surgeons and apprentices.

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