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eMedals-Bavaria, Kingdom. A Military Merit Cross, IV Class with Crown and Swords, c.1914

Item: G38048

Bavaria, Kingdom. A Military Merit Cross, IV Class with Crown and Swords, c.1914

On August 10, 2018 Auction Won For

$790

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Bavaria, Kingdom. A Military Merit Cross, IV Class with Crown and Swords, c.1914

(Militär-Verdienstkreuz IV ). Instituted 19 July 1866 by King Ludwig II. (1905-1918 Issue). A silver Maltese Cross with blue enameled arms, with flames between the arms of the cross, the obverse with a central black enameled medallion bearing a silver crowned cipher of King Ludwig III within a white enameled border in the form of a buckled belt with silver letters reading “MERENTI” (“MERIT”), the reverse with a central black enameled medallion bearing a silver crowned Bavarian lion rampant within a white enameled border also in the form of a buckled belt, dated “1866”, suspended from a hollow crown on loop with silver mark “900”, with its period original ribbon, cross marked “J.L.” for maker Jacob Leser, Straubing, and “950” for silver content; measuring 40.55 mm (w) x 64.38 mm (h), weighing 25.6 grams, in extremely fine condition.
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