King's Medal of Merit
|King's Medal of Merit
Silver King's Medal of Merit
|Awarded by Norway|
|Type||Two class medal (Gold and Silver)|
|Awarded for||meritorious achievements in the fields of art, science, business and public service|
|Established||1 February 1908|
|35,000 (15% of awards in Gold)|
|Next (higher)||Medal for Heroic Deeds (Gold) (Gold)
Civil Defence Service Medal with Laurel Branch (silver)
|Next (lower)||St. Olav's Medal (Gold)
Defence Medal (Silver)
Ribbon bar of the medal
The King's Medal of Merit (Norwegian: Kongens fortjenstmedalje) is a Norwegian award. It was instituted in 1908 to reward meritorious achievements in the fields of art, science, business and public service. It is divided in two classes: gold and silver. The medal in gold is rewarded for extraordinary achievements of importance to the nation and society. The medal in silver may be awarded for lesser achievements. The medal is suspended from a ribbon in the colours of the Royal Standard of Norway.
- The Royal House of Norway - HM The King´s Medal of Merit
- ODM web page contradicts the official Royal House web page
- "The King's Medal of Merit". 8 January 2007. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- "Norwegian Decorations". 13 February 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
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