Civil Merit Medal, Type II, in Gold (stamped "W" 1818-1825)
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The Civil Merit Medal was instituted on November 6, 1806, by King Friedrich I of Württemberg. The Medal was awarded to recognise exceptional civil merit and service.
The Type II medals were instituted by King Wilhelm I on September 23, 1818, and featured his portrait on the obverse.
The Type II medals have two possible reverse inscriptions.
The first version was awarded between 1818-1825 and featured the monogram "W" surrounded by the motto "FURCHTLOS UND TREUE".
The second version was awarded between 1825-1840 and featured the inscription "DEM VERDIENSTE".
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