Order of Vytautas the Great, Special Collar


SKU: 01.LTU.0104.101.01.000

  • Order of Vytautas the Great, Special Collar Obverse

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  • Country
  • Makers
    Lithuanian Mint, Vilnius
  • Composition
  • Inscription
    Rev: V 1430 1930
  • Size
    900mm (Chain); 14x27mm (V links); 32mm (Clover links); 38x38mm (Shield); 50mm (Badge appendant)
  • Image Licensing
    The Special Collar image is attributed to the Republic of Lithuania and is used in the public domain according to the Republic of Lithuania Law on Copyright and Related Rights that was passed on May 18, 1999, and amended in 2010. It was sourced from the Lithuanian version of the website of the President of the Republic of Lithuania. See the following page for more information: http://grybauskaite1.lrp.lt/lt/prezidento_veikla/apdovanojimai/valstybes_ordinai_medaliai_ir_kt./vytauto_ordinas_su_grandine.html


The Order of Vytautas the Great was established in 1930 in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1392-1430. It was suppressed during the Soviet occupation, but it was officially re-instated in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the declaration of the Republic of Lithuania.

At the time of its creation, the Order was awarded primarily to high-ranking state officials and foreign heads of state. Today, it is conferred upon Lithuanian citizens and foreigners in recognition of meritorious service rendered to the nation and humankind.

The Collar is composed of 18 stylised ā€œvā€ links, 17 clover links, a large shield link, and a badge appendant.

The Order has not undergone any changes in design, although manufacturers may have changed between periods. It is also listed in the Orders of the Republic of Lithuania (1918-1940). See also the Medal of Vytautas the Great in the Medals & Decorations of the Republic of Lithuania (1918-1940) and the Republic of Lithuania (1991-) for the medal that was created alongside the Order.


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