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Order Pour Le Merite Medal: CM.864-1910

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Order Pour Le Merite Medal




A medal presented to Professor William Wright and orientalist to show his membership to the order for science and art. The medal is hung on a large black ribbon with two broad silver stripes near to both sides.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910) by Mrs Wright


1879 -

Components of the work

Object composed of gold gilt Diameter (min) 51 mm Diameter 51 mm Weight 13.51 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Centre circle holds a Prussian Eagle and is surrounded with lettering and blue enamel engraved in gold with the inscription. 4 crowns are added at at the top, bottom and sides equally.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Inscription

  • Text: AW
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.864-1910
Primary reference Number: 226923
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Created: Monday 9 February 2015 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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