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eMedals-Bavaria, Kingdom. A Military Medical Medal, by Ries and Losch, c.1871

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Bavaria, Kingdom. A Military Medical Medal, by Ries and Losch, c.1871



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Bavaria, Kingdom. A Military Medical Medal, by Ries and Losch, c.1871

(Silber Militär-Sanitätsehrenzeichen). Instituted on 8 November 1812 by King Maximilian I Joseph. (Issued 1812-1914). A round medal constructed of silver, the obverse presents the king in a general’s uniform wearing the Grand Cross of the Military Order of Max Joseph, with the inscription “MAXIMILIANUS IOSEPHUS REX BOIOARIAE,” the reverse shows a thick oval wreath with laurel leaves towards the left side and oak leaves towards the right, the reverse inscription states “OB MILITES INTER PROELIA ET ARTE ET VIRTUTE SERVATOS,” stamped “R” under the wreath bow for Johann Ries, Stempelschneider (punch cutter), maker mark “LOSCH” for Joseph Lösch, the medal is affixed to a solid, rounded eyelet, on loop for suspension from ribbon, measures 40.81 mm in diameter, weighs 28.7 g, and in extremely fine condition, accompanied by presentation case constructed of faux red leather, functioning hinge and clasp, interior lined with purple velvet, measures 60 mm (w) x 75 mm (l) x 19 mm (h), and in extremely fine condition.


Footnote: The Military Medical Service was issued forty times, according to Jörg Nimmergut, Deutsche Orden und Ehrenzeichen Bis 1945: Anhalt-Hohenzollern (München: Zentralstelle für wissenschaftliche Ordenskunde, 1999), 230.

Joseph Lösch (1770-1826) was court-medallist at Munich from 1802-1826 and appointed Chief Engraver at the Mint of Munich in 1808. Johann Ries (1813-1889) was a German medalist and coin engraver.

(OEK #498)

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