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Title Prussian Merit medal, FWIII, silver
Nationality German
Period c 1806-1840
Price £50.00

This medal was introduced by King Frederick William III of Prussia (1797-1840) to award other ranks and NCOs for military galantry. However, it could also be awarded to the civil service for meritorious conduct. The difference between civil and military was apparently in the colours of the ribbon (missing here).

Please enlighten me if I am incorrect, as it would seem that there was also Emperor Frederick Willilam III (Kaiser Bill's father), who reigned for just one year in 18.

It is a die-struck medal in silver, but the suspension element has been broken off. The condition otherwise is VF.

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