Silver Merit Medal, Type II (stamped)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.LPD.0102.202.01.000

Estimated market value:

$200 USD

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Estimated market value:

$200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Carl Büsch, Hanover
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: WOLDEMAR FÜRST ZUR LIPPE 1888 Rev: FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENST
  • Size
    32mm

Physical Description and Item Details


This version features a maker's stamp "WEIGAND F.". It was awarded between 1888 and 1905.

History


The Medal was originally established by Prince Paul Friedrich Emil Leopold of Lippe and Prince Adolf Georg von Schaumburg-Lippe, and was renewed by Prince Woldemar in 1888. The Award was conferred upon individuals who rendered distinguished services that benefitted both the Prince and the Principality.

Civilians and military personnel were eligible to receive the Decoration.

From 1906 to 1908, Silver crossed swords were awarded to members of German East Africa Schutztruppe, who demonstrated bravery in the face of the enemy.

The Medal was discontinued in 1918.

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