Anna-Luise Merit Medal
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A finely pebbled oval medal, constructed of silver. The obverse features the crowned and intertwined monogram ‘AL’ with the date ‘1918’ underneath, as well as the circular inscription ‘VERDIENST UMS VATERLAND’ (‘for merit to the fatherland’) and two oak branches at the bottom, all in between two raised lines. The reverse is smooth and blank. On a loop for suspension, on a blue ribbon with narrow yellow edges.
The Anna-Luise Merit Medal was instituted on February 19, 1918 by Prince Günther of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt on the birthday of his wife, Princess Anna-Luise. The medal was conferred upon women in Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen who rendered exceptional patriotic service during the First World War. Women were awarded for such services as caring for wounded soldiers and veterans.
The Silver Medal was awarded 117 times to female citizens of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.
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