Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Grand Cross Breast Star

SKU: 01.BAV.0106.102.01

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  • Grand Cross Breast Star (Silver/Gold) ObverseMerit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Grand Cross Breast Star
  • Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Grand Cross Breast Star Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    May 19, 1808

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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Versions

  • Price

    $9200 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: VIRTUS ET HONOS

  • Size

    91mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version of the Grand Cross Breast Star dates to crica 1840.

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  • Price

    $5000 USD

  • Composition

    Fabric/Gilt Wire/Silver Wire/Sequins/Gold/Embroidered

  • Inscription

    Obv: VIRTUS ET HONOS

  • Size

    94mm

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