Saxe-Ernestine House Order Medals of Merit, Type II, Military Division, in Gold
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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.
The Type II Gold Medals may have also featured a clasp on the ribbon including, "1901/1902" with crossed swords.
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Obv: ERNST HERZOG VON SACHSEN COBURG UND GOTHA Rev: FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER
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