Civil Merit Medal, Type II, in Silver (stamped "W" 1818-1825)

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SKU: 02.WUT.0103.102.01.000

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: WILHELM KOENIG VON WIRTEMBERG Rev: W FURCHTLOS UND TREW
  • Size
    27mm

History


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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