Merit Medal, Type II, in Gold

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SKU: 02.MST.0102.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1000+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$1000+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    J. Godet & Sohn, Berlin
  • Composition
    Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: ADOLF FRIEDRICH VI GROSSHERZOG VON MECKLENBURG STRELITZ Rev: FÜR VERDIENST
  • Size
    30mm

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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