Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Commander Breast Star

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SKU: 01.BAV.0106.105.01.000

Estimated market value:

$4300+ USD

  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Grand Cross Breast Star Obverse
  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Grand Cross Breast Star Reverse

Estimated market value:

$4300+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Jacob Leser, Straubing
  • Composition
    Silver/Gold/Gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: VIRTUS ET HONOS
  • Size
    75mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/bavaria/orders/order-of-bavarian-crown/a-superb-bavarian-merit-order-of-the-bavarian-crown-c-1840

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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