Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Silver Medal (stamped "LOSCH")

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SKU: 01.BAV.0106.402.01.000

Estimated market value:

$775+ USD

  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Silver Medal Obverse
  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Silver Medal Reverse
  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Silver Medal Obverse
  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Silver Medal Reverse

Estimated market value:

$775+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: MAXIMILLIAN IOSEPH KÖNIG VON BAIERN Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE UM FÜRST UND VATERLAND
  • Size
    36mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/a-scarce-civil-merit-medal-to-the-order-of-the-bavarian-crown

Physical Description and Item Details


Silver, engraver marked "LOSCH" on the obverse, 36mm, very light contact, extremely fine.

History


The Order was established at the behest of King Max I Joseph to award citizens of all social classes for exceptional civil merit.

The Gold and Silver Medals for Civil Merit were added as the IV class of the Order and they were conferred upon persons in office, who rendered themselves worthy of the Order, but did not possess the rank of real Collegial Counsellors.

The inscription may read "KOENIG" or "KÖNIG."

There are numerous models of this Medal; some are stamped with, "LOSCH" or "LOSCH F.," others are not. This may result in price variation.

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