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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.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : German : 19th Century]

testimonials

Hi arrived safely packaged well very pleased with it will look great on my relic lebel when finished thank you

M B, UK, 24.05.2016

Hi Chris, just to let you know it arrived safely and I am very happy with it, also the condition. I have been looking for a while for that particular style and maker.. Thanks again for everything and I shall now be keeping an eye on your web page.

C A, UK, 28.09.2010

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