Order of the Phoenix, Type I, Grand Commander


SKU: 01.GRC.0104.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$450+ USD

  • Order of the Phoenix, Type I, Grand Commander Obverse
  • Order of the Phoenix, Type I, Grand Commander Obverse
  • Order of the Phoenix, Type I, Grand Commander Reverse
  • Order of the Phoenix, Type I, Grand Commander Obverse

Estimated market value:

$450+ USD


  • Country
  • Makers
    Huguenin, Le Locle; Zimmermann, Pforzheim
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: E T T A
  • Size
  • Version Remarks
    The examples made my Zimmermann are more rare than those manufactured by Huguenin.
  • Image Licensing

Physical Description and Item Details

Neck badge in silver gilt with white enamelled cross base, Type I featuring the letters ""E-T-T-A"" in Byzantine uncial on each arm of the cross, measuring 58.5x62mm, on its original slightly frayed full-length neck ribbon, intact enamels, extremely fine.


The Order of the Phoenix was established by the Republican Greek government on May 13, 1926, as a replacement for the Royal Order of George I. It features the phoenix as a symbol of the newly reborn Republic.

From 1926-1927 the Order was conferred upon Greek citizens and foreigners, but from 1927-1935, the Order was only conferred upon foreigners. Since 1935, it has been conferred upon Greek citizens for distinguished service in public administration, science, the arts and letters, commerce, industry, and shipping. It may also be conferred upon prominent foreigners for contributions to the international status of the Greek nation.

The Order is classified into three types based on design changes representative of changes in the political landscape.

Type I decorations were awarded from 1926-1935. They have no surmounting crown and no royal cypher. The obverse inscription, “E. T. T. A.,” represents the first letters of the motto “From my ashes I am reborn.”

The Type I Grand Commander is identical to the Type I Commander, however, only the Grand Commander was worn with a Breast Star. There are multiple versions that differ in manufacturer.


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