Order of Quetzal, Grand Cross

SKU: 01.GTM.0101.102.01

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  • Grand Cross Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    Guatemala
  • date of institution
    April 21, 1936
  • makers
    E. Gardino Succ. Cravanzola, Roma

History


Being the first Order established in Guatemala, the Order of the Quetzal was instituted on April 21, 1936. It was named in honor of the Guatemala's national bird, the Quetzal, which inhabits the country's volcanoes, and it was a sacred figure for the indigenous people who previously inhabited the country. This Order is Guatemala's highest official award.

It is currently conferred upon nationals and foreign officials, organizations and other individuals in recognition of outstanding civic, artistic, humanitarian or scientific services to the country. It is awarded with six grades; Collar, Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, and Knight. The Commander was added in 1941, while the Grand Cross and Knight were added in 1951.

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  • Price

    $275-400 USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: AL MERITO GUATEMALA Rev: ORDEN DEL QUETZAL

  • Size

    58mm

  • Maker

    E. Gardino Succ. Cravanzola, Roma

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