Decoration for Art and Science, Type I, Silver Medal
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A smooth circular medal with a raised edge, constructed of silver. The medal is surrounded by a frame of chain links. The obverse features the left-facing portrait of Grand Duke Carl Alexander with the circular inscription ‘CARL ALEXANDER GROSSHERZOG VON SACHSEN’. At the bottom is the stamp cutter’s signature ‘HELFRICHT F.’. The reverse features a laurel wreath, tied multiple times by a ribbon, with the inscription ‘DEM VERDIENSTE IN DER KUNST’ (‘for merit in the arts’) 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 IN DER KUNST
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