Decoration for Art and Science, Type I, Gold Medal (stamped "F. HELFRICHT FEC.")

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SKU: 02.SXC.0102.101.01.000

  • Type I, Gold Medal

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold
  • Inscription
    Obv: ERNST HERZOG ZU SACHSEN-COBURG-GOTHA Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE
  • Size
    24mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Decoration for Art and Science, Type I, Gold Medal 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 Decoration for Art and Science was originally founded as the Medal for Civil Merit, which was primarily awarded to artists. The Medal was established in three grades: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Both portable and nonportable medals were issued.

In 1837, the Gold and Silver Medals for Civil Merit became the Silver and Gold Medals for Art and Science. Initially, the design of the medals remained the same, but the size was reduced. In July of 1858, Professor Ferdinand Helfricht produced a new stamp with a different eyelet and suspension ring.

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