Decoration for Art and Science, I Class Gold Cross (1885-1918)

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SKU: 02.REU.0104.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$600+ USD

  • Decoration for Art and Science, I Class Gold Cross (1885-1918)
  • Decoration for Art and Science, I Class Gold Cross (1885-1918)

Estimated market value:

$600+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: LITERIS ET ARTIBUS Rev: H
  • Size
    33mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 11 grams.

History


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

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