Ducal "H" Letter Decoration (Anhalt-Köthen)

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SKU: 02.ANH.0126.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1,750 USD

  • "H" Letter Decoration Obverse
  • "H" Letter Decoration Reverse
  • "H" Letter Decoration Obverse

Estimated market value:

$1,750 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold/Silver/Diamonds
  • Size
    23x60mm

Physical Description and Item Details


Anhalt-Köthen, Duchy. A Rare Ducal Cypher Decoration, c.1845

(Herzogliche Namenchiffre “H”). Instituted 1830. (1830-1847 issue). In Gold and silver, consisting of a stylized letter “H” topped by a royal crown, the obverse inset with 40 cut glass diamonds, the reverse with a loop for the accommodation of a ribbon, unmarked, measuring 25.14 mm (w) x 59.50 mm (h), weighing 14.8 grams, in extremely fine condition.

History


The Decoration was established by Duke Heinrich as an award for senior state officials who had loyally served himself and his brother, Ferdinand for 50 years and who during this time had rendered particularly meritorious service to the Prince and Fatherland.

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