General Honour Decoration, Type I (for saving from mortal danger) (unstamped)

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SKU: 02.HSD.0101.101.01.015

Estimated market value:

$875 USD

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Estimated market value:

$875 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: LUDWIG III GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR RETTUNG AUS LEBENSGEFAHR
  • Size
    33mm

History


The General Honour Decoration was established by Grand Duke Ludwig II on September 25, 1843, but was never awarded before his death in 1848. His son, Ludwig III created status for the medal on November 14, 1849.

The Medal was conferred upon individuals for outstanding civil merit, praiseworthy actions and extraordinary accomplishments.

The medals feature a variety of obverse inscriptions.

The Type I medals feature the portrait of Ludwig III on the obverse.

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