Order of Sidonia, Grand Cross

SKU: 01.SXK.0109.101.01

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  • Order of Sidonia, Grand Cross (on the scarf)

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    December 31, 1870
  • makers
    G.A. Scharffenberg, Dresden

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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  • Price

    $10700+ USD

  • Composition

    Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: SIDONIA Rev: 1870

  • Size

    84x61,5mm

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