Saxe Ernestine House Order

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468
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GERMANY - SAXONY

A Grand Cross Set: GOLD sash badge, 116x71 mm, with white enameled maltese cross with finely chiselled passant-guardant lions between the arms; obverse centre medallion with toned-gold bust facing left within blue enameled outer circlet with themotto “FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER” in gold lettering, the whole enclosed in a green enameled oak wreath; reverse medallion with the Saxon colour in green and black enamels within blue enameled circlet with date “D. 25 DECEMBER 1833” in gold, also enclosed in a green enameled oak wreath; large suspension crown with accurately chiselled detail and bright-polished inner cap; large suspension ring and original, original sash; breast star, 86 mm, alternately 4 gold and 4 silver rays; white enameled cross; chiselled centre medallion with green enameled crown; blue enameled outer circlet with motto “FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER” in gold lettering, the whole enclosed in a green enameled oak wreath; smooth, “frosted” back with 8 tiny nuts retainingthe obverse centre and vertical pin, this, struck with the French “swan” mark for pieces passed in auction. A beautiful group of one of the most illustrious orders of the German states, with a complex history within the branches of the Saxon, ducal family; in almost pristine condition. I R!

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95//50
Low estimate: 
5000.00 EUR
high estimate: 
10000.00EUR