Preussen.Krieger Verdienstmedaille – Warrior Merit Medal
Reference: OEK 1894
Award established first time in 1835 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III, here type with initial of Wilhlem I, awarded 1873-1918. Awarded for military and war merits to non-Prussians, i.e. to native soldiers in the colonies, and in the First World War the medal was also awarded to allied soldiers not eligible for the Iron Cross award.
Silver, nice condition, with some scratches. On the original old ribbon.