Fürstlicher Hausorden von Hohenzollern. Silberne Verdienstmedaille mit Schwertern – Princely House Order of Hohenzollern. Silver Merit Medal with Swords
Reference: OEK 1039/3
Decoration established 1841 by the both princes Friedrich Wilhelm (Hohenzollern-Hechingen) and Carl (Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen). In 1851 Friedrich Wilhelm IV, the King of Prussia, has founded Königlicher Hausorden von Hohenzollern (Royal House Order of Hohenzollern) but these were independent two orders.
Here the third type, with year 1842, awarded since 1866. Silver merit medal was awarded to NCO and enlisted ranks of the princely Hohenzollern Regiments.
Silver with fine patina, swords gilt, excellent condition. With original old ribbon.