Order of Merit (Anhalt-Köthen), II Class Cross

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    August 15, 1811
  • remarks
    There is a potential this award was never produced. A total of twelve copies are known to have been produced.

Physical Description


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.

History


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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  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: DEM VERDIENST Rev: CGL

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