Medal for Loyalty and Merit, Military Division (1872-1918 version)

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SKU: 02.REU.0109.201.01.002

Estimated market value:

$400 USD

  • Medal for Loyalty and Merit, Military Division (1872-1918 version) Obverse

Estimated market value:

$400 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: F√úR TREUE UND VERDIENST Rev: FR XXII
  • Size
    26mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version features crossed swords under the eyelet of the medal.
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Medal for Loyalty and Merit, Military Division (1872-1918 version) is attributed to Andreas Thies, Catalog 58, February 12, 2015. Please see the following page for more information: https://www.andreas-thies.de/onTEAM/grafik/A58_033_064.pdf

History


The Medal for Loyalty and Merit was established by Prince Heinrich XXII (Junior Line) and was conferred upon individuals who demonstrated loyalty to the royal house by performing acts of extraordinary merit. It could also be conferred in recognition of commendable work that benefited the prince and the people of Reuss.

This medal was conferred upon individuals who did not qualify for the Civil Honour Cross.

In 1891, crossed swords were introduced to denote military merit. Originally the swords were crossed through the insignia on the obverse, but after 1872, the swords attached under the eyelet of the medal.

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