Order of Berthold I, Grand Cross Breast Star with Swords

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SKU: 01.BAD.0104.202.01.000

Estimated market value:

$3900 USD

  • Grand Cross Breast Star with Swords Obverse
  • Grand Cross Breast Star with Swords Reverse
  • Grand Cross Breast Star with Swords Obverse
  • Grand Cross Breast Star with Swords Reverse
  • Grand Cross Breast Star with Swords Reverse Detail
  • Grand Cross Breast Star with Swords Reverse Detail

Estimated market value:

$3900 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: GERECHTIGKEIT IST MACHT
  • Size
    85.9mm; 78x4 (swords)
  • Version Remarks
    74 grams

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 Grand Cross Breast Star was also conferred once with diamonds to recognize exceptional merit.

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