Order of Ludwig, Silver 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 Silver and Gold 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 Silver Medals (1849-1889) feature the portrait of Ludwig III on the obverse.

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

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

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    Silver

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    Obv: LUDWIG III GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR TAPFERKEIT

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    33mm

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    $550 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

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

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    33mm

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    $450 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

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

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    33mm

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    $400 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

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

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    33mm

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  • Composition

    Silver

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    Obv: LUDWIG III GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR WIEDERHOLTE RETTUNG VON MENSCHENLEBEN

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    33mm

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    $350 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

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

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    33mm

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    $400 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

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    Obv: LUDWIG III GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR VERDIENSTE

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    33mm

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    $450 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

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

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    33mm

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    $275 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

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

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    33mm

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    $250 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

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    Obv: LUDWIG IV GROSHERZOG VON HESSEN Rev: FÜR VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $150 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST LUDWIG GROSSHERZOG Rev: FÜR FÜNFZIGJÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $125 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST LUDWIG GROSSHERZOG Rev: FÜR LANGJÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

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  • Price

    $100 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST LUDWIG GROSSHERZOG Rev: FÜR TREUE DIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $100 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST LUDWIG GROSSHERZOG Rev: FÜR VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    33mm

  • Maker

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