Order of Cisneros, Knight


SKU: 01.ESP.0133.107.01.000

Estimated market value:

$290 USD

  • Knight (Gilt) Obverse
  • Knight (Gilt) Obverse
  • Knight (Gilt) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$290 USD


  • Country
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt/Enamelled
  • Size


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.

The Knight grade was conferred upon unlimited recipients.

The first Knight was awarded to Rosendo Bavé Perales and the last one was awarded to Antonio Torrents Carrera.


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