Order of Maria Anna, I Class Cross with Crown

SKU: 01.SXK.0110.101.01

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  • Order of Maria Anna, I Class Cross with Crown (in silver gilt)
  • Order of Maria Anna, I Class Cross with Crown (in silver gilt)
  • Order of Maria Anna, I Class Cross with Crown (in silver gilt)

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History


The Order of Maria Anna was instituted by King Friedrich August III to commemorate his deceased mother Maria Anna, on May 6,1906. The Order was awarded to women that had rendered distinguished to the court, and within public service and non-profit organizations.

This Order followed the Order of Sidonia, but preceded the Carola Medal.

Originally, the Order had three classes. In 1913, a decoration was added between the II Class and the Maria Anna Cross.

During the First World War, the Maria Anna Order was used as a war award.

Following the death of a recipient, or should the recipient be upgraded to a higher class, the decorations had to be returned. No awards were granted to foreigners.

The I Class Cross presents a surmounting crown. It was only awarded 10 times.It was awarded twice on the Grand Cross sash.

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Versions

  • Price

    $2,000 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Rev: MA

  • Size

    50x36,5mm

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  • Version Remarks

    The pictured example was sold by eMedals in 2018 for $1,750 USD. The award weighs 16 grams.

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