Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, Commander Cross (in gold)

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SKU: 01.BRU.0102.106.01.000

Estimated market value:

$3000+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$3000+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: IMMOTA FIDES MDCCCXXXIV
  • Size
    57x82-84mm; 22-23x15-16.5mm (crown)
  • Version Remarks
    29.6-34.5 grams Examples of 8, 14, and 18 karat gold are known to exist.

Physical Description and Item Details


1426 were awarded, 523 of which for I Class.

History


The Order was founded by Duke Wilhelm of Brunswick and was conferred upon individuals who distinguished themselves by rending meritorious military or civil service. Civil service included outstanding work in the fields of Art and Science.

The conferral of an Award was not dependent on an individual’s class or rank.

During the Franco-German War in 1870, crossed swords were added to all war merit awards.

This Order was conferred from 1834 to 1918.

I Class and II Class Commanders wear the same Cross. The only difference is that I Class Commanders additionally wear the Commander Breast Star.

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