Order of Cisneros, Commander with Plate

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  • Commander with Plate Obverse
  • Commander with Plate Obverse
  • Commander with Plate Obverse
  • Commander with Plate Reverse
  • Commander with Plate Reverse


  • country
  • date of institution
    March 8, 1944
  • remarks
    This Order was awarded only during Franco's government.


The Order of Cisneros (Orden de Cisneros) was instituted by General Francisco Franco on March 8, 1944. It was created after the end of the Spanish Civil War to reward those who served to Franco during the war, and who collaborated on the establishment of the new government.

The Order was awarded either to Spanish or foreign citizens, men and women, in recognition of political merit and outstanding service to the national cause within Spain.

The grades were Collar, Grand Cross (or Band,) Commander with Plate, Commander, Knight (or Dame,) and Gold Medal; the Band and Dame grades were awarded to women.

The Order was instituted in honor of Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436-1517,) Spanish cardinal and statesman, promoter of the Crusades in North Africa, and founder of the Complutense University of Madrid.

This is the civil Order that has been granted the most in Spain; it has been officially awarded 20.764 times.

No awards have been awarded since 1977, when the Order was unofficially extincted.

The Order has no motto.

This Commander with Plate is also known as Commander by Number, as well as Grand Officer.

The Commander with Plate was restricted to 500 recipients.

The first Commander with Plate was awarded to José Antonio Girón in 1944 while the last one was awarded to Adolfo Pajares Compostizo in 1977.


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    $300 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt/Enamelled

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