Gold Civil Merit Medal, Type III

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SKU: 02.HAN.0105.301.01.000

Estimated market value:

$2,200 USD

  • Gold Civil Merit Medal, Type III
  • Gold Civil Merit Medal, Type III

Estimated market value:

$2,200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold
  • Inscription
    Obv: ERNST AUGUST V.G.G. KOENIG V. HANNOVER 1837 Rev: VERDIENST UMS VATERLAND Rim: [RECIPIENT'S NAME]
  • Size
    35.5-36mm

Physical Description and Item Details


A circular medal constructed of gold. The obverse bears the bust of King Ernst August encompassed by the inscription "ERNST AUGUST V.G.G. KOENIG V. HANNOVER 1837". The reverse bears the inscription "VERDIENST UMS VATERLAND" within an oak leaf wreath. The edge of the medal is inscribed with the recipient's name. On a loop for suspension, on a light blue ribbon.

History


The Civil Merit Medal was first established in 1815 by by Prince Regent George (later King George IV of Great Britain and Hanover) in the name of his father, King George III of Great Britain and Hannover. The Type III Civil Merit Medal was issued in 1837 by King Ernst August of Hannover to publicly recognize and award exceptional civilian merit.

The Award was issued in two grades, Silver and Gold. The Gold Medal was conferred in recognition of particularly outstanding achievements.

Type III features the portrait of King Ernst August. It was issued until 1846.

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