Litteris et Artibus

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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]

The front side of the medal has the image of the current King while the backside has the text "Litteris et artibus".

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  1. ^ "King awards medals". Swediah Royal House. 
  2. ^ "People, Jan. 11, 1937". Time. 11 Jan 1937. 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. 

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