Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, I Class Merit Cross (in gold)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 01.BRU.0102.112.01.000

Estimated market value:

$550 USD

  • I Class Merit Cross (in gold) Obverse
  • I Class Merit Cross (in gold) Obverse
  • I Class Merit Cross (in gold) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$550 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Friedrich Siebert, Braunschweig; Hermann Jürgens, Braunschweig
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: IM MO TA FIDES
  • Size
    28x36mm

Physical Description and Item Details


This version was awarded until 1914.

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.

1859 were awarded.

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