Royal Guelphic Order, Grand Cross Breast Star (embroidered)

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SKU: 01.HAN.0102.103.01.000

  • Royal Guelphic Order, Grand Cross Breast Star (embroidered)
  • Royal Guelphic Order, Grand Cross Breast Star (embroidered)

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver Thread/Embroidered
  • Inscription
    Obv: NEC ASPERA TERRENT
  • Size
    79mm
  • Version Remarks
    12.8 grams
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Royal Guelphic Order, Grand Cross Breast Star (embroidered) is attributed to Auktionhaus Andreas Thies, 48. Auktion. The image is find in the catalog 48. Auktion 11.Mai. 2012 on page 48, number 0833_48 and 0832_48.

Physical Description and Item Details


This version was awarded until 1837.

History


This Order was instituted by George IV and it was awarded to citizens of Britain and Hanover until 1837. After 1837 the Order was only awarded within the Kingdom of Hanover.

From 1815-1841 the Order featured the grades of Grand Cross, Commander, and Knight. It was expanded to include the grades of II Class Commander and Cross of Merit after 1841.

The grades of this Order were conferred within two divisions, the Military Division and the Civil Division. The Military Division awards featured crossed swords, while the Civil Division awards did not have swords.

When Hanover was absorbed by Prussia, the Order became a House Order, and it was conferred by the Royal family of Hanover.

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