painted on the front and reverse with a the crowned arms of Saxony and Baden within a blue strap inscribed in gilding FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER, the lower body parcel gilt and set with two loop handles with bearded mask terminals above a waisted stem and square tooled gilt base, inked in red under the base XII, No. 560, FR, probably an inventory number. Minor wear to gilding.
The arms are those of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818-1893) and his consort Princess Alexandrine of Baden (1820-1904). The couple was married on May 3, 1842. The motto is that of the Ernestine Order of Saxony founded by Friedrich I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha in 1690.
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