Albert Order, Type I, Military Division, Knight

SKU: 01.SXK.0107.206.01

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  • Knight (with swords 1866-1872) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    December 31, 1850

History


This Order was instituted by King Freidrich August II in commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the death of his predecessor Duke Albert III, also known as Albert the Bold.

The Order was awarded to recognize general merit and service to the States, such as civil merit, military merit, and merit in art and science.

In 1866 crossed swords began to be added through the centre of the awards conferred for bravery and military merit during wartime. The crossed swords were also featured on the overarching ring of the award after 1871.

The Type I awards were meant to feature the portrait of Duke Albert III on the obverse, but the wrong image was selected and they actually featured the portrait of Albert the Perennial. The mistake was eventually fixed, and the correct portrait was used in the Type II awards.

The Type I awards are known as the "Baker Cap" Type and the Type II awards are known as the "Hinged Cap" or "Young Portrait" Type.

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  • Price

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  • Composition

    Gold/Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ALBERTUS ANIMOSUS Rev: 1850

  • Size

    47x36mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    Only 51 Albert Order, Type I, Military Division, Knight (with swords, 1866) were conferred in 1866.

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  • Price

    $2100+ USD

  • Composition

    Gold/Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ALBERTUS ANIMOSUS Rev: 1850

  • Size

    47x37mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The award weighs 18 grams.

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