Civil Merit Medal, Type V, in Silver (for civilians, stamped "W.KULLRICH F.")

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SKU: 02.MSW.0117.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$150+ USD

  • Silver Medal (for civilians, "W.KULLRICH F.") Obverse
  • Silver Medal (for civilians, "W.KULLRICH F.") Obverse
  • Silver Medal (for civilians, stamped "W.KULLRICH F.") Reverse

Estimated market value:

$150+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: FRIEDRICH FRANZ GROSSHERZOG VON MECKLENBURG Rev: PER ASPERA AD ASTRA
  • Size
    29mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 10 grams.
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/mecklenburg/mecklenburg-schwerin-a-silver-merit-medal-to-civilians

Physical Description and Item Details


(Silberne Medaille für Zivilpersonen). Issued 1885-1918. A round silver medal; the obverse depicting the rightward facing bust of Friedrich Franz, circumscribed by his name and title; the reverse depicting the royal crowned coat of arms, circumscribed “PER ASPERA AD ASTRA”; on a horizontally stretched loop for suspension from its period original ribbon; measuring 29.21 mm in diameter; weighing 10.8 grams; in overall 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 V Medals were instituted on March 19, 1885, and feature the portrait of Friedrich Franz III.

The Silver Medal (for civil personnel) features a wide pendant suspension and a plain light blue ribbon.

The Silver Medal (for military personnel) features a ring suspension and a plain light blue ribbon.

When the Medal was conferred upon women, it was worn on a bow ribbon.

The Silver Medal (for civilians and military personnel) was awarded on a purple, blue and yellow ribbon, when it was conferred upon individuals for honorable deeds. The addition of the ribbon may result in a slight price variation.

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