Silver Medal of Merit
GWA000 Silberne Verdienstmedaille
- Medal was instituted by Prince Georg Victor on 26 September 1878.
- Medal was awarded to civilians and soldiers of the lower ranks for special services. The military award is distinguished from the civilian award by the ribbon.
- The first type of the medal has a smaller princely crown. Medals with larger princely crown were awarded from 1899-1918. Swords was added in 1901.