Order of Merit, Type II, Military Division, I Class Knight

SKU: 01.SXK.0106.206.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    June 7, 1815

History


This Order was founded by King Friedrich August after his release from imprisonment in 1815. The Order was conferred upon citizens of Saxony, and foreign citizens, in recognition of merit and virtue within distinguished civil services.

The Order was originally called the "Order of Civil Merit", but the name was changed in 1849 to the "Order of Merit".

The Order grades were also awarded with crossed swords beginning in 1866 to recognize recipients for military merit and service.

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  • Price

    $650+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: FRIED. AUG. KV. SACHSEN D. 7. JUN. 1815 Rev: FÜR VERDIENST UND TREUE

  • Size

    44mm

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  • Version Remarks

    The award weighs 23 grams.

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