GRAND Pour Le Merite 24k Gold Plated Cross Medal Blue Max Highest Honor Repro

£17.99

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

Description

 

GRAND Pour Le Merite 24k Gold Plated Cross Medal 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

 

It is excellent gift for anyone who loves WW1/WW2 era or for collectors

Please take a look at our other Military items & Medals Listed in our Shop!

Shipping within 1 working day!


Please contact our Customer Service if you need any help
If you are satisfied with the transaction then would you kindly leave a

positive feedback rating along with 5 star Detailed Seller Ratings.
If you are not happy with the item or the service then please contact us before you leave bad feedback so that we may
try to resolve any issues or concerns you have experienced

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “GRAND Pour Le Merite 24k Gold Plated Cross Medal Blue Max Highest Honor Repro”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment