Medal for Merit in the Arts, Large I Class Gold (1901-1918)

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SKU: 02.OLD.0114.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$650+ USD

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Estimated market value:

$650+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Mayer & Wilhelm, Stuttgart
  • Composition
    Silver gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: FRIEDRICH AUGUST GROSSHERZOG V. OLDENBURG Rev: FÜR VERDIENST UM DIE KUNST
  • Size
    50mm

History


The Medal was founded by Grand Duke Nikolaus Friedrich Peter and was conferred upon male and female artists, including actors and virtuosi, who made outstanding contributions to the field or art.

The Large I Class Gold Medal was added as a grade on August 20, 1901. It could only be conferred upon individuals who had previously received the Large II Class Gold Medal.

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