National Order of Benin, Officer

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  • National Order of Benin, Officer (1960-1986)
  • National Order of Benin, Officer (1960-1986) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Benin
  • date of institution
    July 21, 1960
  • remarks
    It is uncertain if there was an official change to the name of the Order in the People's Republic of Benin.

History


This Order was instituted in 1960 as the National Order of Dahomey. Its name was later changed to the National Order of Benin in 1986 to reflect the name of the Republic as it was established in 1975. It is conferred upon individuals in recognition of exceptional service to the nation and its citizens.

The Order is classified into three models based on changes associated with different regimes. The first model was conferred in the Republic of Dahomey and features a reverse inscription that translates to "Republic of Dahomey, Fraternity, Justice, Labour." The second model was conferred in the People's Republic of Benin and features obverse initials that stand for "République Populaire du Bénin" (People's Republic of Benin) and a reverse inscription that translates to "People's Republic of Benin." The third model has been conferred in the Republic of Benin since the collapse of the communist regime and features an obverse inscription that translates to "Republic of Benin, Fraternity, Justice, Labour."

There is an annual limit of 30 Officers.

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Versions

  • Price

    $75 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Rev: REPUBLIQUE DU DAHOMEY 1960 FRATERNITE JUSTICE TRAVAIL

  • Size

    45-46mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The silver is 800 quality.

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  • Price

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  • Composition

    Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: RPB Rev: REPUBLIQUE POPULAIRE DU BENIN

  • Size

    45mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

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  • Composition

    Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN FRATERNITE JUSTICE TRAVAIL

  • Size

    45mm

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Miniatures

  • Price

    N/A

  • Size

    17mm

  • Remarks

    This version is composed of silver gilt and enamel. It is hallmarked on the suspension ring.

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