Decoration for Art and Science, Gold Medal (1909-1918)

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SKU: 02.REU.0104.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$650+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$650+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Bury & Leonhard, Hanau
  • Composition
    Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: HR Rev: LITERIS ET ARTIBUS
  • Size
    31mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 21 grams.

History


The Decoration was founded by Prince Heinrich XIV of Reuss-Gera (Junior Line) and was conferred in recognition of outstanding achievements in the fields of art and science. The Award could be conferred upon citizens of Reuss, as well as foreigners.

In 1909, the Silver and Gold Medals were added to the Decoration.

In 1912, the Cross was extended to include Reuss-Greiz (Senior Line).

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