✚10091✚ German pre WW1 Bavarian Commemorative Military Medal for 1813 1814 1815

£179.99

Original German / Bavarian Napoleonic Wars Commemorative Military Medal for 1813, 1814, 1815 for Officers and Other Ranks, IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, ON NEW RIBBON, A VERY EXAMPLE OF A RARE MORE THAN 200 YEARS OLD AWARD, HARD TO FIND

HISTORY OF THE AWARD:

Bavarian Commemorative Military Medal for 1813, 1814, 1815 for Officers and Other Ranks - Bronze cross pattée alisée with loop for ribbon suspension; measuring 31.84 mm (w) x 37.49 mm (h) - weighting 12.8 grams, the face with a circular central medallion bearing the cipher of King Maximilian I Joseph within an oak leaf border, the upper, left, right and lower arms inscribed ‘FÜR’ ‘DIE’ ‘JAHRE’ ‘1813 / UND / 1814’ respectively; the reverse with a circular central medallion bearing the Bavarian lion on a lozenge ground within an oak leaf border, the upper, left, right and lower arms inscribed ‘KÖNIG’ ‘UND’ ‘VATER’ ‘LAND’ (King and Fatherland). The Medal was instituted on 4 December 1814 and confirmed in statutes on 25 May 1817 to be awarded to Bavarian military who fought in the Napoleonic Wars.