Princely House Order of Schaumburg-Lippe, II Class Cross

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SKU: 01.LPS.0101.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$4200 USD

  • II Class Cross Obverse
  • II Class Cross Reverse

Estimated market value:

$4200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Carl Büsch, Hanover
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENST Rev: AG
  • Size
    60x65mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Princely House Order of Schaumburg-Lippe, II Class Cross is attributed to Auktionhaus Andreas Thies, 48. Auktion. The image is find in the catalog 48. Auktion 11.Mai. 2012 on page 69, number 0929_48 and 0918_48.

History


The Order was originally founded as a joint House Order by Prince Leopold III of Lippe-Detmold and Prince Adolf Georg I of Schaumburg-Lippe.

In 1890, the joint Order separated into two separate House Orders, resulting in the formal creation of the Princely House Order of Schaumburg-Lippe. This new Order continued to be awarded in recognition of meritorious and faithful civil and military service.

The Order crosses that were awarded for military merit featured crossed swords, either through the centre of the cross or on the surmounting ring.

The II Class Cross does not feature a surmounting crown.

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