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:

$750 USD

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

Estimated market value:

$750 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    F. Helfricht
  • Composition
    Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: ERNST HERZOG ZU SACHSEN ALTENBURG Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE UM KUNST UND WISSENSCHAFT
  • Size
    30mm

Physical Description and Item Details


Saxe-Altenburg, Duchy. A Medal for Art and Science, Gold Grade, by F. Helfricht

(Goldene Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft). Instituted 30 December 1874 by Duke Ernst I. (1875-1891 issue). Constructed of gilded silver, on loop for suspension from its period original ribbon, the obverse with a leftward-facing profile of Ernst I circumscribed by name and title, the reverse with a central inscription of “DEM VERDIENSTE UM KUNST UND WISSENSCHAFT” (“FOR MERIT IN ART AND SCIENCE”), unmarked, measuring 29.73 mm in diameter, maker marked on the obverse “F. HELFRICHT”, weighing 17.4 grams (inclusive of ribbon), in extremely fine condition.

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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