Saxe-Meiningen House Order Medals of Merit, Type VI, Military Division, in Gold
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The House Order was jointly founded by Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg, Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and Duke Bernhard Erich II of Saxe-Meiningen to commemorate their shared ancestor Duke Ernest of Saxony-Gotha.
The House Order Medals of Merit were primarily awarded to civil servants and members of the founding families in recognition of loyalty and exceptional services rendered to the houses, but it was also conferred upon foreigners and citizens of the founding duchies.
The Gold Medal may feature clasps on the ribbon reading "1914" and "1914" with swords.
Obv: BERNHARD HERZOG VON SACHSEN MEININGEN Rev: FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER
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