Order of Merit (Anhalt-Köthen), II Class Cross
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A Maltese cross constructed of silver. The arms of the cross are in white enamel with a silver border. The obverse center bears a circular medallion in blue enamel with the inscription "DEM VERDIENST", encompassed by a green enamel laurel border. It is thought that the II Class Cross is smaller than the I Class Cross.
This Order of Merit was founded by Duke August Christian Friedrich of Anhalt-Köthen on August 15, 1811. It was awarded to recognize outstanding service to the sovereign and state. The Order may never have been awarded.
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