Military Order of Max Joseph, Commander Cross (in gold)

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SKU: 01.BAV.0105.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$19500 USD

  • Commander Cross (Gold) Reverse
  • Commander Cross (Gold) Obverse

Estimated market value:

$19500 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: VIRTUTI PRO PATRIA
  • Size
    38x55mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/an-early-1914-milit-r-max-joseph-orden-to-otto-von-stetten-g16090

History


The Order was founded on January 1, 1806 by Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria and it was the highest military Order in the Kingdom of Bavaria.

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

Individuals who were awarded the order and were not already nobility were ennobled and given the title of “Ritter von” to add to their family name.

Following the collapse of the Bavarian monarchy in 1918, the Order became obsolete. However, outstanding awards recommendations were issued until 1922.

The Commander Crosses in gold were number from 1 to 69.

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