Order of Ludwig, Gold Medal

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 25, 1853

History


The Order was founded by Grand Duke Ludwig I on August 25, 1807, as an Order without a name or Statues. It was not until December 14, 1837, that Statues were adopted and the Order was given a formal title. The Order was divided into five classes including Grand Cross, I Class Commander, II Class Commander, I Class Knight and II Class Knight.

The Order was primarily conferred upon individuals in recognition of civil merit, but following the outbreak of the First World War, it also became an award for military merit. Awards conferred for military merit featured crossed swords.

The Order grades were conferred with diamonds to recognize exceptional merit.

The Gold and Silver Medals were added as Order grades on September 25, 1853.

The Order became obsolete in 1918, following the abdication of the last Grand Duke of Hesse.

The Gold Medals (1849-1889) feature the portrait of Ludwig III on the obverse. The medals from this period may be stamped. "C. VOIGT."

The Gold Medals (1889-1894) feature the portrait of Ludwig IV on the obverse.

The Gold Medals (1894-1918) feature the portrait of Ernst Ludwig on the obverse.

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  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUDWIG III GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR TAPFERKEIT

  • Size

    33mm

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    23.8 grams (7 ducats)

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    $2500 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

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

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    33mm

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    $2400 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

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    Obv: LUDWIG III GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR VIELJÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE

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    33mm

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    $2400 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

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    Obv: LUDWIG III GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR LANGJÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE

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    33mm

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    $2250 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

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

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $2600-3500 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

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    Obv: LUDWIG III GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR VERDIENSTE

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    33mm

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    $2600 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

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

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    33mm

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  • Price

    $450 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

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

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    33mm

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    $2600 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

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

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    33mm

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  • Price

    $350 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

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

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $2600 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUDWIG IV GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $225 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST LUDWIG GROSSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $350 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: LUDWIG IV GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

  • Maker

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  • Price

    $300 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST LUDWIG GROSSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR FÜNFZIGJÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $225 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST LUDWIG GROSSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR LANGJÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $225 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST LUDWIG GROSSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR TREUE DIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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