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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]

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I picked up the No5 this morning and I'm well pleased with it.

Thanks very much for a great deal hope to trade again in the future.

A M, UK, 06.07.2013

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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