Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, II Class Knight's Cross

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SKU: 01.BRU.0102.110.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1000 USD

  • II Class Knight's Cross Obverse
  • II Class Knight's Cross Reverse
  • II Class Knight's Cross Obverse
  • II Class Knight's Cross Reverse
  • II Class Knight's Cross Obverse

Estimated market value:

$1000 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: IMMOTA FIDES MDCCCXXXIV
  • Size
    38.5x59mm; 15x11mm (crown)
  • Version Remarks
    1873 were awarded.

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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