Saxe-Altenburg House Order Medals of Merit, Type III, Civil Division, in Silver

SKU: 02.SXA.0103.102.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    December 25, 1833
  • remarks
    Hallmark "990, SILVER" or "990 SILVER"

History


This House Order was jointly founded by Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg, Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and Duke Bernhard Erich II of Saxe-Meiningen to commemorate their shared ancestor Duke Ernest of Saxony-Gotha.

The House Order Medals of Merit were primarily awarded to civil servants and members of the founding families in recognition of loyalty and exceptional services rendered to the Houses, but it was also conferred upon foreigners and citizens of the founding Duchies.

The Type III medals featured the hallmark "990, SILVER" or "990 SILVER".

The Type III Silver Medals could have featured additional clasps on the ribbon, including swords, and a clasp without a year for China and Southwest Africa. The clasps add value to the medal.

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  • Price

    $100+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST HERZOG ZU SACHSEN-ALTENBURG Rev: FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER

  • Size

    29.5mm

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  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ERNST HERZOG ZU SACHSEN-ALTENBURG Rev: FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER

  • Size

    29.5mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version should feature the hallmark "990, SILVER" or "990 SILVER"

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