Bene Merenti Medal, Type II, Large Gold Medal

SKU: 02.HOZ.0101.201.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    1857

History


The Bene Merenti Medal was founded without statues by Prince Carl Anton in 1857, and was initially intended to reward meritorious achievements in the fields of art and science. It ranked between the Silver Merit Cross and the Golden Medal of Honour of the House Order.

The medal originally had a non-potable design, but in 1910, Kaiser Wilhelm II approved of the medal being made into a wearable award.

The Type II medals featured the portrait of Prince Leopold on the obverse.

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  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

    Obv: LEOPOLDUS PRINCEPS DE HOHENZOLLERN Rev: BENE MERENTI

  • Size

    41mm

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