Decoration for Art and Science, Type I, I Class Gold Medal
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A smooth oval medal with a raised edge, constructed of gold, surrounded by a frame of chain links. The obverse features the left-facing portrait of an older Grand Duke Carl Alexander with the circular inscription ‘CARL ALEXANDER GROSSHERZOG VON SACHSEN’ surrounded by a pearled line. Below the neck is the stamp cutter’s signature ‘HELFRICHT F.’. At the bottom is a small six-sided star. The reverse features a laurel wreath, cross-tied at the top and bottom by a ribbon, with the inscription ‘DEM VERDIENSTE’ (‘for merit’) in the centre. On a loop for suspension, on a red ribbon.
The Decoration for Art and Science was originally founded by Grand Duke Carl Alexander, and it was awarded in recognition of meritorious service and achievements within the fields of art and science.
Obv: CARL ALEXANDER GROSSHERZOG VON SACHSEN Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE
Twelve were awarded.
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