Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown, Grand Cross Breast Star

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SKU: 01.BAV.0106.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$9200 USD

  • 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

Estimated market value:

$9200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver/Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: VIRTUS ET HONOS
  • Size
    91mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version of the Grand Cross Breast Star dates to crica 1840.
  • 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

Physical Description and Item Details


A superb breast Star, in silver, center appliqué in Gold and enamels, mesauring 91mm, of multi piece, slender construction, weighs 52.8 grams, very tiny chipping to green enamels, in extremely fine condition and very rare.

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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