Military Merit Medal, Type III, Silver Medal

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.BAV.0115.302.01.001

Estimated market value:

$550+ USD

  • Military Merit Medal, Type III, Silver Medal Obverse
  • Military Merit Medal, Type III, Silver Medal Obverse
  • Military Merit Medal, Type III, Silver Medal Reverse

Estimated market value:

$550+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: MAXIMILIAN IOSEPH KÖNIG VON BAYERN Rev: DER TAPFERKEIT
  • Size
    33mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version does not feature a signature.

Physical Description and Item Details


A circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the bust of Maximilian Joseph with the inscription "MAXIMILIAN IOSEPH KÖNIG VON BAYERN ". The reverse bears a crowned Bavarian lion with a sword and shield, with the inscription "DER TAPFERKEIT". On a loop for suspension with a black, white and light blue striped ribbon.

History


The Medal was established by Karl Theodor, Prince Elector, Count Palatine and Duke of Bavaria to recognize brave and extraordinary acts by members of the Bavarian Military. The medal was the highest possible award for Non-Commissioned personnel in the Bavarian Military. It could be awarded to entire companies, squadrons, commanders and volunteers. If individuals already possessed the Gold Military Merit Medal they were awarded a gift of money. Recipients of the medals were granted allowances; recipients of the gold medal received a whole month's salary and recipients of the silver medal received a half month's salary.

The Type III medal was renewed after Elector Max IV accepted the royal dignity, becoming Maximilian Joseph, King of Bavaria. The Type III medal bore the inscription of the new royal dignity.

FOR SALE / WANTED

Item For Sale By

Be the first to sell this item

Wanted By

Be the first to request this item

Comments

Sign in to comment and reply.

Scroll Top