Order of the Double Dragon, Type I, II Class, III Grade, Type I
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This Order was instituted by Emperor Kuangsi in recognition of exceptional service to the throne and the Qing court. Originally, it was only awarded to foreigners, but in 1908 it was expanded to include Chinese citizens as well.
The II Class, III Grade was conferred upon I rank Counselors, Military Generals, and Consul-Generals.
The Republic of China replaced the Imperial Orders following its establishment in 1912.
The obverse features Mandarin characters.
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