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

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 01.BRU.0102.112.01.001

Estimated market value:

$375 USD

  • I Class Merit Cross (in silver gilt) Obverse
  • I Class Merit Cross (in silver gilt) Reverse
  • I Class Merit Cross (in silver gilt) Obverse
  • I Class Merit Cross (in silver gilt) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$375 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Friedrich Siebert, Braunschweig
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: IM MO TA FIDES
  • Size
    28x36mm
  • Version Remarks
    9.8 grams

Physical Description and Item Details


This version was awarded between 1912 and 1918.

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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