Order of Ernst August, Commander Cross

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SKU: 01.HAN.0103.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$6700 USD

  • Commander Cross

Estimated market value:

$6700 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Carl Büsch, Hannover
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: EA SUSCIPERE ET FINERE Rev: DEN XV DECEMBER MDCCCLXV
  • Size
    55x55mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Order of Ernst August, Commander Cross is a scanned image from the Book "Handbuch der Ritter- und Verdienstorden aller Kulturstaaten der Welt" edited by Maximillian Gritzner. The book was published in 1893. It is in the public domain in countries where the copyright is the author's life plus 70 years.

History


The Order was founded by King George V of Hanover on December 15, 1865, in commemoration of his father, Ernest Augustus I of Hanover, and was conferred upon citizens of Hanover to recognize civil or military merit.

After the Prussian annexation of Hanover and the dissolution of Hanoverian Orders, the Order of Ernst August began to be awarded as a House Order.

The reverse of the cross features the royal cipher of the King that conferred the award.

There are known examples of the Commander Cross in Silver gilt.

140 Commander Crosses were awarded.

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