Duke Ernst Medal, Type II, Civil Division, in Silver

SKU: 02.SXA.0102.101.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 16, 1906

History


The Duke Ernst Medal was originally introduced on September 16, 1906, by Duke Ernst I to commemorate his 80th birthday. The Medal was awarded in recognition of a wide range of meritorious services and achievements, which generally benefited the Ducal House and the public.

The Type II medals were instituted on August 1, 1909, by Duke Ernst II. The medals featured the portrait of Duke Ernst II facing right.

On August 31, 1915, a “1914” clasp was added as a possible medal attribute to reward service in the fields of healthcare and social welfare during the First World War. In addition, a surmounting silver crown became a possible addition to recognise outstanding achievement. As of 1915, a crossed swords clasp could be added to the medal ribbon to denote war merit. Furthermore, to recognise repeated act of merit during the war, the medal was awarded with a surmounting crown and a crossed swords clasp.

If the recipient had been a member of Duke Ernst II's field entourage during the war, the ribbon featured an oak leaf clasp and a clasp which was inscribed with the years "1914/15".

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Versions

  • Price

    $200+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN-ALTENBURG Rev: E II

  • Size

    34mm

  • Maker

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  • Price

    $200+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN-ALTENBURG Rev: E II

  • Size

    34mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    It is estimated that this version of the medal was awarded 1086 times.

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  • Price

    $750+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN-ALTENBURG Rev: E II

  • Size

    34mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $750+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN-ALTENBURG Rev: E II

  • Size

    34mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    It is estimated that this medal was awarded 8 times.

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  • Price

    N/A

  • Composition

    Gold/Diamonds

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN-ALTENBURG Rev: E II

  • Size

    34mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    N/A

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN-ALTENBURG Rev: E II

  • Size

    34mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    It is estimated that this version of the medal was awarded 10 times.

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