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WURTTEMBERG. Military Merit Medal, silver (WÜRTTEMBERG. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille), 1892-1918 issue
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WURTTEMBERG. Military Merit Medal, silver (WÜRTTEMBERG. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille), 1892-1918 issue
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Circular silver medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the head of King Wilhelm II of Württemberg facing right, circumscribed ‘WILHELM II KOENIG VON WUERTTEMBERG’, signed ‘K SCHWENZER’ (for Karl Schwenzer, 1843-1904, medallist and engraver at the Royal Wurttemberg Mint, Stuttgart); the reverse inscribed ‘FÜR TAPFERKEIT UND TREUE’ (For bravery and loyalty) within a wreath of laurel; on replaced correct post-April 1914 ribbon.

The Medal was instituted in 1818 to be awarded for military merit. Wilhelm II became king on 6 October 1891 and the new version of the medal bearing his image was introduced on 26 June 1892. It was suppressed in 1918 when, along with all other German rulers, Wilhelm was deposed at the end of World War I.

This example dates from early in World War I as it is of silver (later examples were of silvered bronze and eventually 'Kriegsmetall' zinc alloy).

 
WURTTEMBERG. Military Merit Medal, silver (WÜRTTEMBERG. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille), 1892-1918 issue
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WURTTEMBERG. Military Merit Medal, silver (WÜRTTEMBERG. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille), 1892-1918 issue
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WURTTEMBERG. Military Merit Medal, silver (WÜRTTEMBERG. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille), 1892-1918 issue
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WURTTEMBERG. Military Merit Medal, silver (WÜRTTEMBERG. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille), 1892-1918 issue
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