Order of Danica Hrvatska, Breast Star (Antun Radić effigy)
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The Order of the Croatian Star (Danica) with the effigy of Antun Radić was established on 10 March 1995.
Danica or Morning Star. Danica is a term used in Croatian as the name of an order, the badge in a shape of a star, as well as, the term use for the star that is constituent part of some grand orders and orders and which corresponds to the star of the decorations of some other nations.
Antun Radić (11 June 1868 – 10 February 1919) was a Croatian scientist, literate, translator, publicist, sociologist, ethnographer and politician.
The Order of the Croatian Star is awarded to Croatian and foreign nationals for extraordinary service for education.
The badge of the Order of the Croatian Star with the effigy of Antun Radić is an eight-pointed star with silver rays, 55 mm in diameter.
Centered on the star is a gilded medallion, 25 mm in diameter, with the effigy of Antun Radić, a historical personality from Croatian education, symbolizing activities in which the decorated persons have distinguished themselves.
The medallion with the effigy of Antun Radić is circular and represents the Croatian politician, ethnologist, writer and grammar school teacher. Along the edge runs the inscription: “DR. ANTUN RADIĆ”.
On the reverse of the badge is the inscription „REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA“ encircled by three-stranded braiding, a screw with a nut for fastening the badge and original number of the Order.
The small decoration ribbon of the Order of the Croatian Star with the effigy of Antun Radić is a 35 by 14 mm ribbon made of silk moire rep in the colours of the national flag (red – white – blue) with the attached forging of the medallion of the Order, 13 mm in diameter.
The miniature of the Order of the Croatian Star with the effigy of Antun Radić is a miniaturized forging of the badge of the Order, 17 mm in diameter, suspended from a 12 mm wide ribbon in the colours of the national flag (red – white – blue).
The basic design for the Order of the Croatian Star was furnished by Stipe Sikirica.
The medallion with the effigy of Antun Radić was designed by Stipe Sikirica.
The Order was made by IKOM, Zagreb, Croatia.
The box for the Order is blue with the golden Croatian coat of arms and inscription written in two lines „REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA” on the cover of the box. On the inside of the cover of the box, on white silk, is inscription written in gold in two lines: „RED DANICE HRVATSKE“.
When the Order of the Croatian Star is presented, beside the decoration itself the written certificate is also given. The certificate is signed by the President of the Republic of Croatia.
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