Order of Maria Anna, III Class Cross

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  • Order of Maria Anna, III Class Cross (in silver)
  • Order of Maria Anna, III Class Cross (in silver)
  • Order of Maria Anna, III Class Cross (in silver)
  • Order of Maria Anna, III Class Cross (in silver)

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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 III Class was added to the Order in 1913. It does not have the white enamel ring around the center medallion. This class was often awarded to teachers and midwives.

The III Class was awarded 78 times.

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  • Price

    $1,350 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Rev: MA

  • Size

    32x34mm

  • Maker

    G.A. Scharffenberg, Dresden

  • Version Remarks

    The award weighs 13 grams.

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