Decoration for Art and Science, Type IV, Medal (1894-1898 version)
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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 wearable and non-wearable medals were issued.
The Type IV decoration was redesigned by Duke Alfred on October 19, 1894.
The new Type IV decorations took the form of a cross and a medal. 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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