Order of Sidonia, Cross (in silver gilt)

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SKU: 01.SXK.0109.102.01.001

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: SIDONIA Rev: 1870
  • Size
    44mm

History


This Order was founded by King John and it was generally conferred upon women in recognition of merit.

The Order was primarily awarded to women that had demonstrated self-sacrifice and altruism by caring for wounded soldiers during the Franco-German War of 1870/71.

The name of the Order commemorates Duchess Sidonie of Bohemia, the first wife of Duke Albert of Saxony.

The Cross was only awarded 72 times.

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