Order of the Star of Romania, Civil Division, Collar


SKU: 01.ROM.0131.101.01.000

  • Order of the Star of Romania, Civil Division, Collar Obverse

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  • Country
  • Makers
    Monetaria Statului, Bucharest
  • Composition
    SIlver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: IN FIDE SALUS Rev: 1877
  • Size
    840mm; 60mm (Badge appendant); 25mm (Links)
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Order of the Star of Romania, Collar is attributed to the government of Romania and is used in the public domain according to Law No.8/1996 on Copyright and Related Rights published on March 14 1996. It was sourced from Wikipedia. See the following page for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Star-of-Romania-Order-Collar.jpg


Prior to the establishment of the Order of the Star of Romania in 1877, another order had been envisioned in 1863 under the rule of Alexander Ioan Cuza. Cuza did not, however, officially institute the order before he was deposed by a coup in 1866. The awards that had been conferred were considered to be personal gifts and never state decorations.

The Order of the Star of Romania was established by Prince Carol I, the future King Carol I, in 1877 in the first official act of the sovereign nation of Romania. The Order was later suppressed in 1947 after the abolition of the Romanian monarchy, but it was reinstated in 1998 following the collapse of the communist regime. It is currently conferred upon Romanian citizens in recognition of meritorious service to Romania. It had also been awarded to foreign military personnel in the First and Second World War.

During the Romanian War of Independence (1877-1878) and prior to the creation of the Military Division, the Order was awarded to military personnel with a crossed swords clasp. From 1943-1947 the Order could be conferred upon military Officers with an oak leaf clasp and a special ribbon in recognition of acts of bravery, and from 1944-1947 a star clasp could also be awarded on the bravery ribbon for additional acts of distinction.

The Order has been awarded in two divisions since 1885. The Military Division is further divided into peacetime and wartime decorations. Military Division decorations awarded in peacetime feature surmounting crossed swords and Military Division decorations awarded in wartime feature crossed swords that run through the body of the cross.

The Collar was added as a grade when the Order was revived in 1998. It is composed of alternating links crosses of the Order and the national arms of Romania.

The previous decorations are listed in the Orders of the Kingdom of Romania (1881-1947).


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