Medal for Art and Science, Type I, in Gold (in silver gilt, stamped "HELFRICHT F.")

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SKU: 02.SAX.0106.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1150+ USD

  •  Type I, in Gold

Estimated market value:

$1150+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: ERNST HERZOG ZU SACHSEN ALTENBURG Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE UM KUNST UND WISSENSCHAFT
  • Size
    30mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Medal for Art and Science, Type I, in Gold is a scanned image from the Book "Handbuch der Ritter- und Verdienstorden aller Kulturstaaten der Welt" edited by Maximillian Gritzner. The book was published in 1893. It is in the public domain in countries where the copyright is the author's life plus 70 years.

History


The Medal for Art and Science was introduced on December 30, 1874, by Duke Ernst I. The Medal was awarded in recognition of extraordinary achievements and exceptional service within the fields of art and science.

The Medal was established in four grades, Gold Medal with Crown, Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Crown, and Silver Medal.

The Type I and Type II medals featured the left facing portrait of Duke Ernst I.

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