Merit Medal, Type II, in Gold

SKU: 02.MST.0102.101.01

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Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    October 1, 1904
  • makers
    J. Godet & Sohn, Berlin
  • remarks
    This is a very rare medal. There were only 6 Type II Gold Medals awarded to citizens of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

History


The Medal was instituted by Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V and was conferred upon individuals who had rendered exceptional service that benefited not only the Grand Ducal House but the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz as a whole. It could also be conferred in recognition of praiseworthy deeds and merit in the workplace.

The Gold Medal was awarded to Officers and high-ranking civilian employees.

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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  • Price

    $1000+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: ADOLF FRIEDRICH VI GROSSHERZOG VON MECKLENBURG STRELITZ Rev: FÜR VERDIENST

  • Size

    30mm

  • Maker

    J. Godet & Sohn, Berlin

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