Order of the Crown of Romania Type I, Grand Cross Breast Star


Order of the Crown of Romania  Type I, Grand Cross Breast Star Order of the Crown of Romania  Type I, Grand Cross Breast Star
Added by Ungurean Alexandru
General Description : There are 29 variations of the Order.
The Order of the Crown of Romania was instituted on March 14, 1881 by King Carol I and was awarded for outstanding service to the Kingdom. The Order was awarded primarily to government officials and to military officers. It was created in five grades: Knight, Officer, Commander, Great Officer, and Grand Cross. The order was disbanded in 1947 after King Michael was forced to abdicate his throne after the Soviet occupation of Romania.
The Great Officer and Grand Cross grades also included a breast star which was worn on the left breast.
Front Description : a red enameled maltese cross bordered in white. The center medallion is also enameled in red outlined in white. Around the edge of the center medallion is written; "PRIN NOI INSINE" (translation: By ourselves), and the date the order was instituted, "14 MARTIE 1881".
Back Description : The reverse has the inscription; "10 Maiu" in the center of the medallion. Around the edges are the dates 1866 - 1877 - 1881. The historical significance of the dates are as follows: 1866- Year King Carol I was crowned, 1877- Year of Romanian independence, 1881- Year the Order was instituted.
Height 13.00 mm
Width 92.00 mm
Diameter 92.00 mm
Weight 110.00 g
Material Silver
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