Military Merit Medal

SKU: 02.LPD.0106.101.01

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  • Military Merit Medal (unstamped) Obverse
  • Military Merit Medal (unstamped) Reverse
  • Military Merit Medal (unstamped) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    May 16, 1832
  • makers
    G. Loos, Berlin (1832); Carl Busch, Hannover (1908)

History


The Medal was instituted by Prince Paul Alexander Leopold II and was originally conferred upon Officers and high-ranking military members to reward long and meritorious service in the Napoleonic Wars.

The Medal was suspended in 1888, and then renewed by Prince Leopold IV in 1908, as a general long service military award.

Following its renewal, the Medal could also be conferred upon Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted men. These medals featured silver coloured crossed swords on the ribbon.

In 1914, crossed swords were added to the obverse design, and recipients could exchange their old medal for the new version. The 1914 version of the Meal was still awarded to Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and enlisted men.

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Versions

  • Price

    $225+ USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: PAL DEM MILITAIR VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    G. Loos, Berlin (1832); Carl Büsch, Hannover (1908)

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  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: PAL DEM MILITAIR VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Carl Büsch, Hannover

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  • Price

    $100-150 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: PAL DEM MILITAIR VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    35mm

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