Order of the Black Star, Miniature Officer

CATEGORY: Miniature

SKU: 01.FRA.0119.106.01.M.000

Estimated market value:

$100 USD

  • Miniature Officer Obverse
  • Miniature Officer Reverse

Estimated market value:

$100 USD


  • Country
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Size


The Order of the Black Star was founded by the King of Porto-Novo on December 1, 1889 and it became a colonial French order on May 10, 1896. The Order was one of three orders named an “Order of Overseas France” on September 1, 1950. It was later suppressed when the National Order of Merit was created in 1963.

The Order was awarded for overseas service in West African territories of at least 3 years, or for service in colonial expansion. After 1933, the minimum service requirement was extended to 9 years.

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