War Merit Medal, 1914, in Silver

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SKU: 02.SBS.0117.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

  • Silver Medal (Silver) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (Silver) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: G 1914 Rev: VERDIENST IM KRIEGE
  • Size
    39mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/schwarzburg/a-schwarzburg-sondershausen-war-merit-medal-1914-g13717

Physical Description and Item Details


A Schwarzburg Sondershausen War Merit Medal 1914 - Silver, 39.5 mm, nice detail, contact marks and surface wear, very fine.

History


The War Merit Medal was first instituted in Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen on October 21, 1870. The Medal was renewed by Prince G√ľnther of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt and Sondershausen on August 21, 1914. The decoration was conferred upon citizens of both princedoms who rendered exceptional service during the First World War.

The medal was conferred on the Honour Cross ribbon if the recipient directly fought the enemy. It was conferred on a blue ribbon with yellow stripes if the recipient did not directly fight the enemy, but instead demonstrated loyalty and merit by fulfilling the duty they were assigned to do. It is uncertain whether the difference in the ribbon will affect the price of the medal.

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