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Hesse, Order of the Golden Lion
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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40
Hesse, Order of the Golden Lion
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Royal Orders and Medals from the collection of George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), King George III’s Grandson

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Hesse, Order of the Golden Lion
a paper-backed cloth and bullion breast star, embellished with silver and gold wire and sequins, the reverse with manuscript note 'Old Hessian Star of Adolphus Duke of Cambridge' and later applied printed label DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE'S, FROM GLOUCESTER HOUSE, good very fine
width 85mm
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Catalogue Note

H.R.H. Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge visited Cassel in 1803 and received the Order of the Golden Lion from Prince Frederick of Hesse-Cassel, whose youngest daughter Augusta was then a child. Fifteen years later Adolphus and Augusta were married in two ceremonies, held firstly in Cassel and secondly in London.

Royal Orders and Medals from the collection of George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), King George III’s Grandson

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London