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GRAND Pour Le Merite 24k Gold Plated With Oak Leaf Blue Max Highest Honor Repro

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Condition: New This Medal Does NOT have the word Copy Written on it Anyone interested in history will love this amazing piece of art! Excellent gift for anyone who loves WW1 era or for...

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Condition: New


This Medal Does NOT have the word Copy Written on it
Anyone interested in history will love this amazing piece of art!
Excellent gift for anyone who loves WW1 era or for collectors
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GRAND Pour Le Merite 24k Gold Plated With Oak Leaf Blue Max Highest Honor Repro

 

New Better Quality!

 



The weight of one medal is approx 40 grams



Size of medal is 70mm X 70mm X 4mm


Full Size Nice Quality medal




This special class of Pour le Mérite was established by King Wilhelm I on 18 September 1866 and was only awarded to five people. After Wilhelm I died, the Grand Cross was never awarded again. "The Grand Cross badge consisted of a larger cross worn suspended from the neck on the standard ribbon. A companion breast star was worn on the left breast."*


The Grand Cross is described as being twice the size of the normal Pour le Mérite medallion with a bust portrait of Friedrich the Great at its center. This star medallion on the breast has only four points and looks like a rotated square with sun beam styled rays coming from a center area on which the portrait of Friedrich is located.


"The whereabouts of the orginal Grand Cross sets is unknown. It is presumed some may still be in the possession of the Hohenzollern family. Moltke's orders were destroyed in the bombings of World War II."*

*from David Edkins The Prussian Orden Pour le Mérite


List of Grand Cross recipients



King of Prussia Wilhelm I -- 11 November 1866


Crown Prince of Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm -- 1 September 1873


Prince of Prussia Friedrich Karl -- 1 September 1873


Emperor of Russia Alexander II -- 24 April 1878


Field Marshal Hellmuth von Moltke -- 8 March 1879











 






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