Military Merit Medal, Type I, in Silver

SKU: 02.PRU.0107.102.01

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Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    June 14, 1793
  • remarks
    The "L" stamp was for Daniel Friedrich Loos.

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 Silver Medal was conferred upon common soldiers.

More than 409 medals were awarded from 1806 to 1807.

The medals are amongst the rarest of Prussian awards.

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Versions

  • Price

    $1650+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: FWR II 1793 Rev: VERDIENST UM DEN STAAT

  • Size

    39mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The award weighs 22 grams.

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