Medaljen Ingenio Et Arti

Official abbreviation: M.i.&a.

Instituted August 31st 1841 by King Christian 8th.

Awarded by the monarch to artists, musicians and painters, for long term and very exceptional contributions to Danish culture.

Other information: Ingenio Et Arti is latin and means For Spirit and Art.
As of 2011 there are 7 living recipients of the medal. An example of recipients are actress Ghita Nørby.

Obverse and reverse of the medal. Image courtesy of
Above specimen awarded to actress Anna Bloch (1868 – 1953) in 1910 by King Frederik VIII