Military Merit Medal, in Gold
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This medal was jointly founded by Duke Bernhard Erich Freund of Saxe-Meiningen, Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg and Saalfeld, and Duke Friedrich of Saxen-Hildburghausen.
It was awarded to recognize bravery and merit in the field during the war against Napoleon.
Before the medal could be officially awarded, a board reviewed the level of bravery, heroism, and self-sacrifice displayed by the possible recipients' throughout their Military service.
The Gold Medal was awarded to Officers.
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