Military Merit Medal, Type I, in Gold (stamped "L")

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SKU: 02.PRU.0107.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$4320+ USD

  • Gold Medal (1793)

Estimated market value:

$4320+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold
  • Inscription
    Obv: FWR II 1793 Rev: VERDIENST UM DEN STAAT
  • Size
    30mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 13 grams.

History


The Medal was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm II and it was conferred upon Non-Commissioned Officers and soldiers who had rendered distinguished service within campaigns.

The foundation of the Medal was closely tied to the French Revolution and the war against Napoleon, as in both events, the role of the common soldier grew.

The Medal could be stripped from a recipient for cowardice, desertion or theft.

The Gold Medal was awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers.

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