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Badge in case

Object Number: 
876
Date: 
1850-1930
Medium: 
badge: gold, enamel case: leather, wood, cardboard, textile
Dimensions: 
badge: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.5 x 3.5 cm ) case: 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 11.4 x 6.4 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stanped: on obverse of badge: "ALBERTUS ANIMOSUS" stamped: on reverse of badge: "1850" typewritten: on label in case: "SAXONY: ORDER OF ALBERT THE VALOROUS,COMMANDER'S CROSS, SECOND CLASS" stamped: in interior of case: 'ROTHE & NEFFE, WEIN/JUWELIERE/K
Description: 
Order of Albert the Valorous of Saxony, Commander's CrossGold with white enamel cross, laurel wreath surrounding central medallion, with inscription in gold letters on blue ground surrounding gold bust on white ground. Reverse bears a crown on top of a green shield with green and black horizontal stripes and a black diagonal bar.
Gallery Label: 
The Order of Albert the Valorous was established by King Frederick Augustus II in 1850. The military decoration was founded in 1866.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group