Order of Military Virtue

SKU: 01.HSK.0103.101.01

Estimated market value:

$ Click to See Price/Value

  • Order of Military Virtue (with monogram FL) Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    February 25, 1769
  • makers
    Baudesson, Berlin

History


The Order was established as the Order pour la vertu militaire by Landgrave Friedrich II of Hessen-Kassel on February 25, 1769, and was modelled on the Prussian Pour le Mérite.

The Order was instituted in a single grade and was conferred upon Officers of the Hessian Army or Officers of allied armies. It was conferred for military merit in both times of peace and war. When it was awarded in times of peace, it could only be awarded to individuals with the rank of Major Officer or higher.

In 1820, the name of the Award was changed to Militär-Verdienstorden or Order of Military Merit.

The Order became obsolete following the annexation of Hessen-Kassel by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1866.

It was awarded 242 times.

FOR SALE / WANTED

Item For Sale By

Be the first to sell this item

Wanted By

Be the first to request this item

Versions

  • Price

    $13500+ USD

  • Composition

    Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: FL VIRTUTI

  • Size

    38x52mm

  • Maker

    Baudesson, Berlin

  • Version Remarks

  • View Item
  • Price

    N/A

  • Composition

    Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: WL VIRTUTI

  • Size

    50x72mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

  • View Item
  • Price

    N/A

  • Composition

    Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: WK VIRTUTI

  • Size

    50x72mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

  • View Item

Comments

Sign in to comment and reply.

Scroll Top