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

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SKU: 01.SXK.0110.101.01.000

  • 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)

Estimated market value:

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: MA
  • Size
    50x36,5mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 16 grams.
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/saxony/orders/other-saxon-orders/saxony-a-maria-anna-order-first-class-cross-c-1910

Physical Description and Item Details


1906-1918 Issue. Maria-Anna Order First Class Cross; a silver gilt cross with blue enameled arms; the obverse with a silver gilt medallion depicting the leftward facing bust of Maria Anna, surrounded by a ring of white enamels decorated with silver gilt arabesques; the reverse with a similar silver gilt medallion, inscribed “MA” for “Maria Anna” also surrounded by a ring of white enamels decorated with silver gilt arabesques; on a swivel crown suspension with a loop and its correct replacement ribbon; measuring 37.76 mm (w) x 53.82 mm (h); weighing 21.1 grams; in overall near extremely fine condition.

History


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

The I Class Cross was only awarded 10 times.

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