Order of Berthold I, Commander with Swords (in gold)

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SKU: 01.BAD.0104.203.01.000

Estimated market value:

$11700 USD

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Estimated market value:

$11700 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: FWL
  • Size
    59x91mm; 26x25mm (crown); 60.5x3mm (swords)
  • Version Remarks
    37 grams

Physical Description and Item Details


12 were awarded, all during WWI. One of these was for a II Class Commander.

History


This Order was instituted by Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden in a single grade and it was originally conferred as part of the Order of the Zähringer Lion.

The Order became independent of the Order of the Zähringer Lion on September 9, 1896, when it was expanded into four classes.

The Order could be conferred upon any individual for loyal service, as well as in recognition of benevolence.

The awards were conferred within two divisions, the Civil Division and the Military Division.

The Civil Division awards featured a surmounting crown, and the Military Division awards featured a surmounting crown and crossed swords.

In the case of the Breast Star, the Civil Division Breast Stars do not feature a crown or swords, while the Military Division Breast Stars do feature crossed swords.

The I Class Commander and II Class Commander are identical, the only difference between the two grades is that the I Class Commander is awarded with an associated I Class Commander Breast Star.

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