Medal for Bravery and Loyalty 1893, silver Malay
(Medaille voor Moed en Trouw, zilver Maleis)
Instituted / (code) 1839 / (MMTz)
Amount issued 89
Value category Ultra Rare
Ribbon

After the institution of the Military Order of William the need to award military of Asian origin ("inlanders") serving in the Dutch-East-Indies Army was felt. The Order of William was deemed inappropriate because inlanders were not to govern so "BELEID" (policy) did not fit on them. Therefore, In 1839 the medal for Bravery and Loyalty (Moed en Trouw) was instituted. It was struck in two versions: bronze and silver. In 1898 the medal was replaced by the 1898 Cross for Bravery and Loyalty.

Obverse the text: "Uit naam des konings, voor moed en trouw in Nederlands Indie" (In the name of the King, for Bravery and Loyalty in The Netherlands Indies). Reserve: Malay or Javanian translation of the obverse. Diameter: 35 mm. Material: silver.

There are four versions:

Ribbon: 1839-1869 Nassau-blue ribbon, after 1869 the same ribbon as the Military Order of William.

 

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