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40 years of reign medal Montenegro

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40 yrs of reign medal od Prince Nicholas, later King, silver and golden one

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A very nice medal,but there is not too much information about it.For example ,how many medals have been issued?Concerning me,I have not seen it for sale.

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Really rare medal, it was very reputable in Montenegro to receive this medal , among Montenegrins also known as "medal for long service" (medalja za dugogodisnje sluzbovanje). Designed by Szirmay  and manufactured by Vinc Meyer. It was planned to order from manufacturer 100 gold ones and 400 silver ones. Correct number of received medals  is not known.

And one correction to the text attached, bronze medal doesnt existed, only golden and silver.

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Thanks,for showing the medal and for the information.Vaclav Meřička in his book Černohorská vyznamenaní writes ,page 40-Gold medals were from bronze -gold plated.

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It was manufactured only in two grades :

golden - made from  gilded bronze 

silver- made from silver

Third type -only bronze, as mentioned in D Romanoff book,  from which i attached excerpt ,doesn't existed, neither was planned or ordered for manufacturing. This was author's mistake.

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Prince Nicholas  had idea to order for manufacturing two types, golden medal  and silvered , but it was too late when they ordered it from Vinc Meyer - just before planned celebration ( and celebration was planned for 19th Dec  - St Nicholas day according to Serbian orthodox calendar). In addition order was incomplete - Prince Nicholas portrait was not sent tiimely which was corrected and sent immediately after request from Vinc Meyer. Than Vinc Meyer suggested  to produce golden medal from guilded bronze and silver medal from silver with portrait model as received. This was accepted and result is, as we can see, design of medal as in photos attached,  and golden medal was made from guilded bronze and silvered medal from silver.

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