Wilhelm Order, Knight's Cross

SKU: 01.HSK.0102.105.01

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  • Knight's Cross

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    August 20, 1851

History


This Order was instituted by Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I and was conferred in recognition of civil and military merit. Awards conferred for military merit featured crossed swords.

The Order assimilated the three lower grades of the House Order of the Golden Lion and also included a Grand Cross and an Inhaberkreuz.

The House Order of the Golden Lion and the Wilhelm Order feature a very similar obverse and reverse design. The main difference being that the lion featured on the obverse of the House Order of the Golden Lion has the back paw held higher than the front paw, while the lion featured on the obverse of the Wilhelm Order has both paws held at the same height.

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  • Price

    $4850 USD

  • Composition

    Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: VIRTUTE ET FIDELITATE Rev: WK

  • Size

    41x45.5mm

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