Order of Vasa, I Class Knight

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  • I Class Knight (1772-1860) Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    Sweden
  • date of institution
    May 29, 1772
  • makers
    C. F. Carlman, Stockholm; Jacob Hjortzberg, Stockholm; Isak Malmborg, Stockholm; Johan Adam Marklien, Stockholm; Otto Willkommen, Stockholm; Carl Zetterstrom, Stockholm

History


This Order was founded by King Gustav III on May 29, 1772 as an award to recognize services rendered to the state that did not merit the Order of the Seraphim or the Order of the Northern Star. It has not been conferred since 1975.

It was conferred upon Swedish citizens, regardless of rank or birth, in recognition of achievements and meritorious service in agriculture, trade, mining, manufacturing, publishing, and the arts.

At the time of its creation, the Order was only composed of three grades. The Commander was divided into two grades in 1873 and the Knight was divided into two grades in 1889.

The inscription on the obverse and reverse medallions translates to “Instituted by Gustav III, 1772.”

There have been many different manufacturers of this Order, and as a result, there are multiple versions which vary in size, composition, inscription and design.

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Versions

  • Price

    $725+ USD

  • Composition

    Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: GUSTAF DEN TREDIE INSTIKTARE MDCCLXXII Rev: GUSTAF DEN TREDIE INSTIKTARE MDCCLXXII

  • Size

  • Maker

    C. F. Carlman, Stockholm; Jacob Hjortzberg, Stockholm; Isak Malmborg, Stockholm; Johan Adam Marklien, Stockholm; Otto Willkommen, Stockholm; Carl Zetterstrom, Stockholm

  • Version Remarks

    The I Class Knight (1772-1860) image is attributed to Wikipedia and Daderot (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Order_of_Vasa,_Swede...

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  • Price

    $550+ USD

  • Composition

    Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: GUSTAF D III INSTIKTARE MDCCLXXII Rev: GUSTAF D III INSTIKTARE MDCCLXXII

  • Size

    37-40mm

  • Maker

    C. F. Carlman, Stockholm; Jacob Hjortzberg, Stockholm; Isak Malmborg, Stockholm; Johan Adam Marklien, Stockholm; Otto Willkommen, Stockholm; Carl Zetterstrom, Stockholm

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $300+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver gilt/Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: GUSTAF D III INSTIKTARE MDCCLXXII Rev: GUSTAF D III INSTIKTARE MDCCLXXII

  • Size

    37-40mm

  • Maker

    C. F. Carlman, Stockholm; Jacob Hjortzberg, Stockholm; Isak Malmborg, Stockholm; Johan Adam Marklien, Stockholm; Otto Willkommen, Stockholm; Carl Zetterstrom, Stockholm

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Miniatures

  • Price

    $115-185 USD

  • Size

    14-17mm

  • Remarks

  • Price

    $190 USD

  • Size

    17mm

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  • Price

    $60-100 USD

  • Size

    16.5-17mm

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