Order of Merit for Arts and Sciences, Type I

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SKU: 01.ANH.0102.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$400 USD

  • Order of Merit for Arts and Sciences, Type I
  • Order of Merit for Arts and Sciences, Type I
  • Order of Merit for Arts and Sciences, Type I Reverse

Estimated market value:

$400 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: F HERZOG VON ANHALT Rev: FÜR WISSENSCHAFT UND KUNST
  • Size
    32x48mm; 16x13.5mm (crown)
  • Version Remarks
    18.65 grams

Physical Description and Item Details


Anhalt, Duchy. An Order of Art and Science, c.1880

(Verdienstorden für WIssenschaft und Kunst) Instituted 30 July 1873. Type I. An ovular shaped medallion encompassed by rays constructed of gilded bronze, the obverse centre bears the cipher “F” encompassed by a border with the inscription “HERZOG VON ANHALT”, the reverse bears “FÜR WISSENSCHAFT UND KUNST” encompassed by an open ended wreath tied with a ribbon at the bottom, with crown suspension, measuring 33.76 mm (w) x 49.38 mm (h), with green and crimson ribbon, very fine.

History


The Order was established by Duke Friedrich I and was awarded in recognition of meritorious achievements in the fields of art and science at home and internationally.

It was first instituted in only one class, but in 1912 the order was expanded to include I Class, II Class, and III Class.

The Order was originally worn on a ribbon on the left side. In 1905, the I Class Order was made larger, and it was then worn from the neck by men and on a bow on the left shoulder by women.

The II and III Classes were worn suspended from a ribbon on the left side.

The inscription on the obverse translates to: For Science and Art.

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