Duke Alfred Medal, in Small

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SKU: 02.SXC.0114.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$200+ USD

  • Duke Alfred Medal, in Small Obverse
  • Duke Alfred Medal, in Small Obverse
  • Duke Alfred Medal, in Small Reverse
  • Duke Alfred Medal, in Small Obverse
  • Duke Alfred Medal, in Small Reverse

Estimated market value:

$200+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: ALFRED HERZOG VON SACHSEN COBURG UND GOTHA Rev: DEM VERDIENST TREU UND FEST
  • Size
    35mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/auctions/saxony-coburg-gotha-duchy-a-duke-alfred-medal

History


The Duke Alfred Medal was instituted on January 1, 1896.

The German name of the medal is "Herzog Alfred Medaille".

The silver circular medal shows on the obverse centre the right-looking portrait of Duke Alfred with full beard, bordered by the inscription "ALFRED HERZOG VON SACHSEN COBURG UND GOTHA".

The reverse presents two crowned lions standing on a banner inscribed "TREU UND FEST", holding a ribbon bearing the inscription "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE". In the enclosed field is the Duke’s coat of arms and at the top is the message "FÜR VERDIENST".

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