Decoration for Art and Science, Type III, Gilt Cross (1875-1892)

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SKU: 02.SXC.0103.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1050+ USD

  • Type III, Gilt Cross

Estimated market value:

$1050+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: ERNST HERZOG ZU SACHSEN COBURG UND GOTHA Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE
  • Size
    34mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Decoration for Art and Science, Type III, Gilt Cross 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 was originally founded by Duke Ernst I as a Medal for Civil Merit, but after 1837 the decorations were awarded more broadly in recognition of meritorious achievements in civil life.

The Type III decoration was redesigned by Duke Ernst II on April 18, 1860.

The new Type III decorations took the form of a cross. This decoration was the highest level of award conferred in recognition of extraordinary merits and achievements within the arts and sciences.

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