Merit Cross for Arts and Science

GSC000  Verdienstkreuz für Kunst und Wissenschaft

  • Decoration was instituted by Duke Ernst II on 18 April 1860.
  • Decoration was awarded for extraordinary merits and achievements within the arts and sciences.
  • Decoration bears a portrait of the reigning duke on the obverse.

  • From 1875 to 1892, the Decoration was awarded with a portrait of Duke Ernst II.


  • From 1895 to 1905, the Decoration was awarded with a portrait of Duke Alfred.


  • From 1906 to 1918, the Decoration was awarded with a portrait of Duke Karl Eduard.

Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha