✚9538✚ German WW1 Wurttemberg Silver Military Merit Medal Verdienstmedaille

£59.99

Original German WW1 Wurttemberg Military Merit Medal (Württemberg Militärverdienstmedaille), IN VERY NICE CONDITION - ON NEW RIBBON, A VERY GOOD DETAILED EXAMPLE, A NEARLY MINT PIECE

HISTORY OF THE AWARD:

Wurttemberg Military Merit Medal, (Württemberg Militärverdienstmedaille), 1892-1918 - 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’, signature ‘K SCHWENZER’ (for Karl Schwenzer of Stuttgart), the reverse inscribed ‘FÜR TAPFERKEIT UND TREUE’ (For bravery and loyalty) within a wreath of laurel. 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.