Order of the Rue Crown, Cross (in gold)

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SKU: 01.SXK.0101.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$7500+ USD

  • Order of the Rue Crown, Cross (in gold)

Estimated market value:

$7500+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Hemmerle, Munich
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: FA Rev: PROVI DENTIAE MEMOR
  • Size
    69mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 41 grams.
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Order of the Rue Crown, Cross (in gold) is attributed to Robert Prummel at Wikipedia and is used in the public domain. See the following page for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Rue_Crown#/media/File:Kleinood_Rautenkrone_groen_emaille.jpg

History


The Order was established by the first King of Saxony, Friedrich August I, under the direction of Napoleon, who was responsible for raising Saxony to a kingdom.

The Order was established as the civil counterpart to the Military Order of St. Henry.

Originally, the Order had a limited membership of 24 knights, but exceptions were made to include members of royalty and prestigious individuals.

The Order was only issued in one grade, Knight.

Two Knight Crosses were awarded with diamonds, one to Portuguese Prime Minister Dom Nuno José de Moura Barreto, Duke of Loulé and one to Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.

From its establishment in 1807 until the fall of the German Empire in 1928, the Cross was only awarded 332 times.

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