Medal for Art and Science in Silver, Type II

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    1857
  • remarks
    The Medal for Art and Science in Silver, Type II features both the portrait of Grand Duke Friedrich with a moustache and with a beard. The Type II medal featuring the bearded Grand Duke Friedrich is both stamped and unstamped.

Physical Description


The Type II medal contains two different versions. The first version is a circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the bust of a young Grand Duke Friedrich with a moustache, partially encompassed by the inscription " FRIEDRICH GROSHERZOG VON BADEN". The reverse bears a laurel wreath with ribbon at the bottom encompassed by the inscription "FÜR KUNST UND WISSENSCHAFT".

The second version is a circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the bust of an older Grand Duke Friedrich with a beard, partially encompassed by the inscription "FRIEDRICH GROSHERZOG VON BADEN". The reverse bears a laurel wreath with ribbon at the bottom encompassed by the inscription "FÜR KUNST UND WISSENSCHAFT". The medal is seen stamped "C.SCHNITZSPAHN" and unstamped.

History


The Medal for Art and Science was established by Grand Duke Leopold in 1848. It was awarded in recognition of exemplary service in the fields of art and science. The medal could not be sought out by individuals, but suggestions from authorities were permitted. The Medal for Art and Science was nonreturnable. Originally, there was no certificate issued alongside the medal. By 1855, five gold medals and one silver medal had been awarded. In 1857, names began being published in the official gazette.

In 1857, the Medal for Art and Science Type II was introduced and featured the young portrait of Grand Duke Friedrich with a moustache. It was awarded in gold and silver from 1857 to 1869. In 1873, the Type II medal featured the portrait of Grand Duke Friedrich with a beard and it was awarded in gold and silver. The medal was stamped until 1902 and the unstamped medal was introduced. The unstamped Type II medal with the bearded portrait of Grand Duke Friedrich was awarded from 1902 to 1908.

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Versions

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  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: FRIEDRICH GROSHERZOG VON BADEN. Rev: FÜR KUNST UND WISSENSCHAFT

  • Size

    47mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version shows the portrait of a young Grand Duke Friedrich with a moustache. It was awarded from 1857 to 1869.

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  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: FRIEDRICH GROSHERZOG VON BADEN. Rev: FÜR KUNST UND WISSENSCHAFT

  • Size

    49mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version shows the portrait of an older Grand Duke Friedrich with a beard and is stamped "C. SCHNITZSPAHN F.". It was awarded from 18...

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  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: FRIEDRICH GROSHERZOG VON BADEN. Rev: FÜR KUNST UND WISSENSCHAFT

  • Size

    41.5mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version shows the portrait of an older Grand Duke Friedrich with a beard and is unstamped. It was awarded from 1902 to 1908.

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