House Order of Hohenzollern, Type II, Military Division, Gold Merit Medal

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  • House Order of Hohenzollern, Type II, Military Division, Gold Merit Medal (Swords on Ring)
  • House Order of Hohenzollern, Type II, Military Division, Gold Merit Medal (Swords on Ring)
  • House Order of Hohenzollern, Type II, Military Division, Gold Merit Medal (Swords on Ring) Reverse

Attributes

  • 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.

During the First World War, the Order grades awarded with swords were conferred in recognition of outstanding leadership skills and bravery in the face of the enemy.

In 1916, the Order Statues were revised and it determined that only military personnel with the rank of Portepee-Träger were eligible to receive the Golden Merit Medal (with swords).

In 1935, King Carol II of Romania became a Prince of the House of Hollerzollern and was given the right to confer the Order in Romania.

This Order continued to be awarded throughout the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich.

The Gold Merit Medals either feature the date "1841" or "1842" on the reverse. The date affects the cost.

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  • Price

    $1000 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENST Rev: F.C. DEN 1T. JANUAR 1842

  • Size

    32mm

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    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENST Rev: F.C. DEN 1T. JANUAR 1842

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    32mm

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    $450 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENST Rev: F.C. DEN 1T. JANUAR 1842

  • Size

    32mm

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