Merit Medal, Type II, in Bronze (in copper)
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This medal was instituted by Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V, and it was conferred upon individuals that had provided exemplary service and loyalty to the Grand Ducal House and Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
The medal could also be awarded to recognize exemplary acts of merit and merit within labour.
The Bronze Medal was awarded to low-ranking servants, labourers, and officials within the court of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, as well as individuals within the courts of allied Houses.
This Bronze Medal could also be conferred in recognition of 40 and 50 years of faithful labour within a specific service.
The Type II medals were renewed on January 1, 1915 by Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI, and they were altered to incorporate his portrait on the obverse.
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