Saxe-Ernestine House Order Medals of Merit, in Silver

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SKU: 01.SXC.0102.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$250+ USD

  • Saxe-Ernestine House Order Medals of Merit, in Silver Obverse
  • Saxe-Ernestine House Order Medals of Merit, in Silver Obverse
  • Saxe-Ernestine House Order Medals of Merit, in Silver Reverse
  • Saxe-Ernestine House Order Medals of Merit, in Silver Obverse
  • Saxe-Ernestine House Order Medals of Merit, in Silver Reverse

Estimated market value:

$250+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: ERNST HERZOG VON SACHSEN COBURG UND GOTHA Rev: FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER
  • Size
    30mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/auctions/saxe-coburg-and-gotha-duchy-a-saxe-ernestine-house-order-silver-merit-medal-c-1900

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.

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