An Indian Order of Merit, 2nd Class Reward of Valor, 2nd type, silver and enamel, reverse with central nut fitting and impressed in two lines, '2nd Class / Order of Merit', unnamed as issued, lacking top buckle. 1215 awards of the 2nd Class 2nd type were made from 1912 to 1939.

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An Indian Order of Merit, 2nd Class Reward of Valor, 2nd type, silver and enamel, reverse with central nut fitting and impressed in two lines, '2nd Class / Order of Merit', unnamed as issued, lacking top buckle. 1215 awards of the 2nd Class 2nd type were made from 1912 to 1939. Indian Order of Merit, 2nd Class Reward of Valor, 2nd type, silver and enamel, reverse with central nut fitting and impressed in two lines, '2nd Class / Order of Merit', unnamed as issued, lacking top buckle. Condition: enamel slightly damaged in places, edge bruising, about Very Fine. The oldest gallantry award of the British Empire, it was founded in 1837 by the Honourable East India Company. Twenty years later it became and official British award when the administration of India passed to the Crown after the Indian Mutiny. Originally known simply as the Order of Merit, it was renamed in 1902 following the introduction of the prestigious British order of that name.


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