Medal for Art and Science in Silver, Type II (1873-1902)
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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 stamped "C.SCHNITZSPAHN". Measuring 49 mm in diameter and weighing 58.4 grams.
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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