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The General Honour Decoration (German: Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen) was a civil and military decoration of the Grand Duchy of Hesse. Established 25 September 1843, the medal could be awarded to recognize several different accomplishments or merits. The reason for the award of the medal was determined by the inscription on the reverse of the medal, with the obverse bearing the effigy of the reigning Grand Duke of Hesse.[1]

General Honour Decoration
Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen
Obverse of the General Honour Decoration of Hesse
Awarded by the
Grand Duchy of Hesse
TypeCivil and military decoration
Established25 September 1843
436px ribbon bar of the General Honor Decoration.svg
Ribbon of the decoration

Recipients of the Hessian Bravery Medal (Hessische TapferkeitsmedailleEdit


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