General Badge of Honour for Civil Merit

SKU: 02.HAN.0104.101.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    June 5, 1841

Physical Description


A circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the crowned monogram of Ernst August and the reverse bears the inscription "VERDIENST UMS VATERLAND" within a wreath of oak. On a loop for suspension with a black, yellow and white striped ribbon.

History


The General Badge of Honour for Civil Merit was established by King Ernst August of Hannover on June 5, 1841. The medal was conferred upon individuals for outstanding merit. The medal was primarily concerned upon civil servants and other civilians. This general decoration served as an entry point into receiving higher-ranking commendations. With further meritorious achievements, an individual could receive the Silver or Gold Medal of Merit. Until 1860, the name and rank of the recipient was engraved on the rim of the medal. Afterwards, only the abbreviated name was engraved.

Approximately 7,000 Medals were awarded.

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  • Price

    $200 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: EAR Rev: VERDIENST UMS VATERLAND

  • Size

    24.5mm

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