Military Merit Medal, in Silver

SKU: 02.SXM.0101.102.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    1814

History


The Military Merit Medal was jointly established in October 1814 by Duke Bernhard Erich Freund of Saxen-Meiningen, Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg and Saalfeld, and Duke Friedrich of Saxen-Hildburghausen. The Medal was conferred upon military personnel who demonstrated bravery and merit in the field campaign against Napoleon.

Before the Medal was officially awarded, a board reviewed the level of bravery, heroism, and self-sacrifice that a potential recipient displayed throughout the field campaign.

The Silver Medal was awarded to Sergeants, Non-Commissioned Officers, and enlisted ranks. The Silver Medal was awarded four times in Saxe-Meiningen.

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  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: FÜR GOTT UND VATERLAND 1814 Rev: DER TAPFERKEIT UND DEM VERDIENSTE

  • Size

    36mm

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