War Veterans' Medal, 1899, in Silver

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SKU: 02.MSW.0132.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$300+ USD

  • Silver Medal Obverse

Estimated market value:

$300+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: 1870 Rev: FF MIT GOTT FÜR KAISER, FÜRST UND VATERLAND 1899
  • Size
    23.5x28mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 11 grams.
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the War Veterans' Medal, 1899, in Silver is attributed to Robert Prummel at Wikipedia and is used in the public domain. See the following page for more information: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Kriegervereinsmedaille_Mecklenburg-Schwerin_1899-1918.gif.

History


The Medal was instituted by Duke-Regent Johann Albrecht in commemoration of the Battle of Loigny-Poupry, and was conferred upon military personnel who had served in the battle.

The design of the medal was modeled off of the Military Merit Medal (Militärverdienstmedaille für 1813-1815).

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