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

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SKU: 01.SXK.0110.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1850+ USD

  • 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)

Estimated market value:

$1850+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    G.A. Scharffenberg, Dresden
  • Composition
    Silver/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: MA
  • Size
    32x34mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 13 grams.
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/saxony/orders/other-saxon-orders/saxony-a-1913-1918-issue-maria-anna-order-cross-third-class-by-g-a-scharffenberg

Physical Description and Item Details


" A 1913-1918 issue Saxon Maria-Anna Order Cross Third Class (Maria-Anna Orden Kreuz III Klasse); a silver cross pattée with blue enameled arms, with inward-rounded arms and cut off tips; the obverse with a central silver medallion depicting a leftward facing bust of Maria-Anna; the reverse with a central silver medallion, inscribed “MA” in script; suspended from a double loop suspension and its period original ribbon, with a collector’s tag attached to the reverse; maker marked “G” for “Juwelierfirma G.A. Scharffenberg” on the lower arm; measuring 32.72 mm x 34.44 mm; with the enamels extremely well preserved; in extremely fine condition.

Footnote: Only 78 crosses of this type were awarded."

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 Order originally featured two grades, the III Class Cross was added to the Order in 1913.

The III Class Cross was awarded 78 times.

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