Saxe-Altenburg House Order Medals of Merit, Type IV, Military Division in Gold (with swords on ring)

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SKU: 01.SXA.0104.201.01.001

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: ERNST II HERZOG VON SACHSEN-ALTENBURG Rev: FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER
  • Size
    29.5mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version should feature the hallmark "990, SILVER" or "990 SILVER" and does not have any stamping.

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 VI medals featured the hallmark "990, SILVER" or "990 SILVER".

The Type IV Gold Medals featurd additional clasps on the ribbon, including swords, and a clasp reading "1914". The clasps add value to the medal.

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