Guelphic Medal for War Merit in Silver

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SKU: 02.HAN.0101.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$2000 USD

  • Guelphic Medal for War Merit in Silver Obverse
  • Guelphic Medal for War Merit in Silver Reverse
  • Guelphic Medal for War Merit in Silver Obverse
  • Guelphic Medal for War Merit in Silver Reverse
  • Guelphic Medal for War Merit in Silver Obverse

Estimated market value:

$2000 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: GEORG PRINZ REGENT 1815 Rev: VERDIENST UMS VATERLAND
  • Size
    35-40mm

History


The Medal was established by Prince Regent George (later King George IV of Great Britain and Hanover in the name of his father, King George III of Great Britain and Hanover. The Award was conferred upon Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted men who demonstrated bravery and intelligence in battle while serving with the Royal Hanoverian Army.

Men who received the Award were also given a monthly monetary sum of two Reichstalern.

The majority of the Medals were awarded after the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. Around 6000 men from Hanover fought with the King’s German Legion. Many of the Awards were also conferred for participation in the Napoleonic Wars from 1803 to 1815.

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