Dukely Order of Henry the Lion, I Class Knight's Cross with Swords (above cross)

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SKU: 01.BRU.0102.208.01.002

Estimated market value:

$4200 USD

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Estimated market value:

$4200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: IMMOTA FIDES MDCCCXXXIV
  • Size
    40x66mm; 34x2mm (swords)
  • Version Remarks
    The swords are situated above the upper cross arm.

Physical Description and Item Details


This version was awarded between 1909 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. 109 were awarded.

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