Civil Merit Medal, Type IV, in Silver

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.MSW.0116.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$250+ USD

  • Type IV, in Silver Obverse
  • Type IV, in Silver Obverse
  • Type IV, in Silver Reverse

Estimated market value:

$250+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: FRIEDRICH FRANZ GROSSHERZOG V. MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE PER ASPERA AD ASTRA
  • Size
    41mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/mecklenburg/a-mecklenburg-first-war-silver-merit-medal-1872-1918

Physical Description and Item Details


In silver, measuring 41mm, appears to have been removed from ribbon bar, in very fine condition.

History


The Medal was originally instituted by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz in 1798, and was conferred in recognition of meritorious service rendered to the Grand Duke and the state.

The Type IV Medals were issued under Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II and feature his portrait on the obverse.

Men wore the medal as a neck decoration and women wore the medal on a bow ribbon.

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