The Dalmatian Commemoration Medal (Errinnerungs und Verdienstmedaille für Dalmatien) was authorized in 1801 by Emperor Franz II for military and civilian personnel for administrative merit and meritorious service in maintaining order in the kingdom of Dalmatia after it was ceded to Austria in 1797 by the piece of Campo Formio.
Date Issued: 1801
Reason Issued: This medal was authorized for military and civilian personnel for administrative merit and meritorious service in maintaining order in the kingdom of Dalmatia after it was ceded to Austria in 1797 by the piece of Campo Formio.
Classes or Types: Two
- Gold Medal
- Silver Medal
Interesting Facts: None known
Hallmarks: None Known
Design: A round medal with a raised rim and an attached flat round eye.
Obverse: The bust of Emperor Franz II, facing to the right, with long flowing hair and a laurel wreath on his head. Around the edge of the medal is an inscription which reads: FRANCISCVS II. ROM. IMP. DALMATIAE REX. Translation, Franz II, Roman Emperor, King of Dalmatia. Below the bust is inscribed the name of the medalist I.N.Wirt F (Johann Nepomuk Wirt). (The F stands for fabrikat , (fabricated).
Reverse: A plain background on which is inscribed in two lines DALMATIAE/ BENEMERENTI. (Translation, the Dalmatians Deserving Merit). At the bottom edge of the medal is the date MDCCCI (1801)
· Gold Medal = Unknown
· Type I silver medal = 26.5 grams
· Type II Silver medal = 17.9 grams
Size: All medals are 42 mm in diameter
Type of Material: Gold and Silver
· Type I medal: As described above
· Type II medal: The same as described above except the weight is 17.9 grams
Designer: Johann Nepomuk Wirt
Manufacturer: Vienna Hauptmunzampt (Mint Imperial Mint)
Number Issued: Unknown
Ribbon: 40 mm wide Carmen Red
Miniature: None known
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