|King's Medal of Merit|
Silver King's Medal of Merit
|Awarded by |
|Type||Two class medal (gold and silver)|
|Awarded for||Meritorious achievements in art, science, business, and public service|
|Established||1 February 1908|
|35,000 (15% of awards in gold)|
|Next (higher)|| Medal for Heroic Deeds (gold) |
Civil Defence Service Medal with Laurel Branch (silver)
|Next (lower)|| St. Olav's Medal (gold)|
Defence Medal (silver)
Ribbon bar of the medal
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