Order of Public Instruction, Grand Cross

SKU: 01.PRT.0108.101.01

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  • Grand Cross Obverse
  • Grand Cross Obverse
  • Grand Cross Obverse
  • Grand Cross Reverse
  • Grand Cross Details


  • country
  • date of institution
    April 18, 1927
  • makers
    Frederico Da Costa, Lisbon


The Order of Public Instruction (Ordem da Instrução Pública) was established as the Order of Education and Benevolence in 1927. It was founded to distinguish services that encouraged the cause of education and the progress of the country. In 1929, the Order was split into two distinct orders, the Order of Public Instruction and the Order of Benevolence (later the Order of Merit); the Order of Public Instruction retained the original insignia.

Currently, the grades are Grand Cross (GCIP), Grand Officer (GOIP), Commander (ComIP), Officer (OIP), Medal (MIP), and Honorary Member (MHIP), that are conferred upon individuals in recognition of meritorious contributions to education or teaching in the country.

The ribbon is of golden yellow silk.

The Grand Cross is worn on a sash that is 100mm wide for men and 60mm wide for women.


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    Silver gilt

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    Frederico Da Costa, Lisbon

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