Order of the Double Dragon, Type I, III Class, III Grade Breast Star
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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 III Class, III Grade was conferred upon Translators and lower rank Military Officers.
The Republic of China replaced the Imperial Orders following its establishment in 1912.
Silver/Silver gilt/Enamelled/Blue Stone
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