Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Commander (in gold)

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SKU: 01.BAV.0106.104.01.000

Estimated market value:

$7000+ USD

  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Commander (in gold) Obverse
  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Commander (in gold) Reverse
  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Commander (in gold) Obverse
  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Commander (in gold) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$7000+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Jacob Leser, Straubing
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: VIRTUS ET HONOS Rev: MAX. JOZ. BOJOARIAE REX
  • Size
    51.5x83.5mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version of the Commander Cross dates approximately to 1880.
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/bavaria/orders/order-of-bavarian-crown/a-rare-1880-order-of-the-bavarian-crown-in-gold-g15460

History


The Order was established at the behest of King Maximilian Joseph I on May 19, 1808 to award citizens of all social classes for exceptional civil merit.

The Order originally consisted of three classes: Grand Cross, Commander and Knight.

The Order entitled candidates to personal or hereditary nobility.

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