Decoration for Art and Science, I Class Silver Cross
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The Decoration for Art and Science was instituted on July 23, 1874, by Duke Georg I. The Decoration was conferred in recognition of extraordinary achievements in the fields of art and science. The award, which modelled after a similar decoration that was established in Saxe-Coburg Coburg, consisted of three grades: I Class Silver Cross, II Class Gold Medal, and III Class Silver Medal.
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Obv: GEORG HERZOG ZU SACHSEN MEININGEN Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE
Obv: GEORG HERZOG VON SACHSEN MEININGEN Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE
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