General Honour Decoration, Type II

SKU: 02.HSD.0101.201.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 25, 1843

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 merit, praiseworthy actions and extraordinary accomplishments.

The medals feature a variety of obverse inscriptions.

The Type II medals featured the portrait of Ludwig IV on the obverse.

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  • Price

    $325 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUDWIG IV GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

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    $325 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUDWIG IV GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR TREUE DIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $450 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUDWIG IV GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR LANG-JÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $550 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUDWIG IV GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR FÜNFZIGJÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE

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    33mm

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  • Price

    $650 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUDWIG IV GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR RETTUNG VON MENSCHENLEBEN

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $1300 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUDWIG IV GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR RETTUNG AUS LEBENSGEFAHR

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    33mm

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