House Order of Hohenzollern, Type I, Civil Division, Silver Medal of Honour

SKU: 01.HOZ.0101.105.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    December 5, 1841

History


The Order was founded by Prince Konstantin of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen on December 5, 1841, and was conferred upon individuals who rendered meritorious service to the Princely house.

The Order originally featured five grades, including three Crosses and two Medals.

In 1852, the two Hohenzollern principalities were annexed by Prussia. The Prussian government expanded the Order and it continued to be awarded in Hohenzollern as a Princely House Order.

The Order underwent several expansions and was reorganized numerous times throughout its history.

In 1866, crossed swords were added to the grades that were conferred in recognition of military merit.

In 1891, the grade of Honour Commander Cross was added to the Order.

In 1910, Gold and Silver Crosses of Merit were added as grades to the Order.

Medals continued to be produced from 1851 to 1852, which was the period between Type I and Type II. Due to the short awarding period, these medals are very rare.

The Silver Medal of Honour was awarded 38 times.

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  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: F.C. FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENST

  • Size

    32mm

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  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: F.C. FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENST

  • Size

    32mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This medal was produced between Type I and Type II.

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