Order of the Star of Brabant, I Class Grand Commander Breast Star with Turquoise

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  • I Class Grand Commander Breast Star with Turquoise Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    June 14, 1914
  • remarks
    There is only one known recipient of the I Class Grand Commander Breast Star with Turquoise.

History


This Order was instituted by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig to commemorate the birthday of his ancestor Henry I, Duke of Brabant and founder of the Princely House of Hesse.

The Order was meant to serve as a physical representation of the bond between the Prince and his people, and as such, it was conferred upon men and women, without regard for status or class, for civil merit within a variety of fields.

The Order originally consisted of 12 Awards for men and 4 for women. Many of the Awards were only conferred once.

The Order was established shortly before the outbreak of the First World War and was not conferred for war merit. As such, the Order was seldom awarded before it became obsolete in 1918.

FVNW on the reverse stands for: Verdienste um den FÜRSTEN und das VOLK der NÄCHSTENLIEBE, und die WOHLFAHRT des Volkes. This inscription roughly translates to: Services to the Ruler and the People. Charitable services for the well-being of the people.

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Versions

  • Price

    $8100 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Silver gilt/Turquoise/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Rev: FVNW

  • Size

    67mm

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    The image of the I Class Grand Commander Breast Star with Turquoise is attributed to Robert Prummel and Wikipedia. The image was released...

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