Princely House Order of Schaumburg-Lippe, Officers' Honour Cross with Swords (in silver gilt)

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SKU: 01.LPS.0101.204.01.001

Estimated market value:

$3000 USD

  • Officers' Honour Cross with Swords (in silver gilt) Obverse
  • Officers' Honour Cross with Swords (in silver gilt) Reverse
  • Officers' Honour Cross with Swords (in silver gilt) Obverse
  • Officers' Honour Cross with Swords (in silver gilt) Reverse
  • Officers' Honour Cross with Swords (in silver gilt) Reverse
  • Officers' Honour Cross with Swords (in silver gilt) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$3000 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Carl Büsch, Hanover
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: FÜR TREUE UND VERDIENSTE Rev: AG
  • Size
    51x74mm

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 Officers Honour Cross was added as a grade to the Order in 1899.

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