Order of the Royal House, Type II, Military Division, Grand Officer's Cross Breast Star

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SKU: 01.ROM.0105.404.01.000

Estimated market value:

$4700+ USD

  • Order of the Ruling House, Grand Officer's Cross Breast Star (with swords, 1937-1938) Obverse
  • Order of the Ruling House, Grand Officer's Cross Breast Star (with swords, 1937-1938) Reverse
  • Order of the Ruling House, Grand Officer's Cross Breast Star (with swords, 1937-1938) Obverse
  • Order of the Ruling House, Grand Officer's Cross Breast Star (with swords, 1937-1938) Reverse
  • Order of the Ruling House, Grand Officer's Cross Breast Star (with swords, 1937-1938) Reverse Detail
  • Order of the Ruling House, Grand Officer's Cross Breast Star (with swords, 1937-1938) Reverse Detail

Estimated market value:

$4700+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Romania (Kingdom)
  • Makers
    Hemmerle, Munich
  • Composition
    Silver/Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: NIHIL SINE DEO
  • Size
    74x74mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/romania-kingdom/orders/other/romania-kingdom-a-house-order-of-the-ruling-house-ii-class-grand-officer-c-1941

Physical Description and Item Details


In silver multiple ray four pointed star, center applique in gilt featuring the left facing eagle,and with gilt crossed swords along the 12 o'clock arm, reverse with pin assembly, makers cartouche of fine Bavarian jeweler Hemmerle, measuring 74x74mm, of very fine quality make, extremely fine, extremely rare.

History


The Order of the Royal House was originally established as the Princely House Order of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in 1841. The Romanian Order was later instituted by King Carol II in 1935. It was conferred upon military Officers and civilians of equal rank in recognition of meritorious service, but it was discontinued a short time later following the abdication of King Carol II in 1940.

There are two types of the Grand Officer Breast Star. Type I features a Romanian eagle with the shield of Hohenzollern, and Type II features the crowned shield of Hohenzollern. Both models have an obverse inscription that translates to “Nothing Without God.” The Grand Officer Breast Star could also be awarded with swords from 1937-1940.

There may be additional versions of the Grand Officer Breast Star that differ in composition or manufacturer.

See also the House Order of Hohenzollern in the Orders of Hohenzollern.

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