Litteris et Artibus

Litteris et Artibus is a Swedish royal medal established in 1853 by Charles XV of Sweden, who was then crown prince. It is awarded to people who have made important contributions to culture, especially music, dramatic art and literature.[1]

Obverse of the Litteris et Artibus medal of Gustav V.
Reverse of the medal.

The obverse side of the medal has the image of the current King while the reverse has the text "Litteris et artibus" (Latin: Letters and Arts).


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  1. ^ "King awards medals". Swediah Royal House.
  2. ^ "People, Jan. 11, 1937". Time. 11 Jan 1937. Archived from the original on November 3, 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2010. In Council of State King Gustaf of Sweden decorated Cinemactress Greta Garbo with the nation's gold medal litteris et artibus, highest Swedish award for artistic achievement.
  3. ^ Penn Library exhibitions "Marian Anderson: A Life in Song", archived from the original on 20 February 2015, retrieved 19 February 2015, ...and in 1952 received from King Gustav of Sweden his government's "Litteris et Artibus" medal.

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