Princely House Order of Schaumburg-Lippe, II Class Cross with Swords (on ring)

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SKU: 01.LPS.0101.203.01.001

Estimated market value:

$4300 USD

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Estimated market value:

$4300 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Carl Büsch, Hanover
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENST Rev: AG
  • Size
    60mm

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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