Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, Grand Cross (in silver gilt)

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SKU: 01.BRU.0102.102.01.001

Estimated market value:

$3900 USD

  • Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, Grand Cross (in silver gilt) Obverse with Ribbon
  • Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, Grand Cross (in silver gilt) Obverse
  • Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, Grand Cross (in silver gilt) Reverse
  • Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, Grand Cross (in silver gilt) Obverse
  • Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, Grand Cross (in silver gilt) Reverse
  • Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, Grand Cross (in silver gilt) Obverse
  • Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, Grand Cross (in silver gilt) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$3900 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: IMMOTA FIDES MDCCCXXXIV
  • Size
    62x87mm; 25x19mm (crown)
  • Version Remarks
    47.3 grams

Physical Description and Item Details


The version in silver gilt was awarded between 1912 and 1918. Starting in 1912, the horse's tail points upwards.

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.

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