House Order of the Golden Flame, Cross

SKU: 01.HHL.0101.101.01

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  •  Ladies Cross Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    December 27, 1757
  • remarks
    The image pictured here is a miniature. This Order is extremely rare.

History


This Order was founded by Prince Philipp Ernst I, and it was originally conferred upon the male and female descendants of the Prince in an effort to foster bonds of kinship and friendship.

The Order was redesigned by the founder's son, Prince Karl Albrecht I, in 1770 to include the grades of Commander, Commander Breast Star, and Knight. The Prince renamed the Order the House Order of the Phoenix and expanded the Order recipients to include foreign and German aristocrats. Recipients from German nobility had to trace their lineage back a minimum of four generations.

The obverse inscription translates to, “In Old Age,” referring to the founder’s advanced age at the time of the House Order’s institution.

The reverse of the cross features the monogram of the founder on the reverse.

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Versions

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  • Composition

    Gold/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: IN SENIO Rev: P E

  • Size

    46.5x50mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    18.75 grams

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  • Composition

    Bronze gilt/Rubies/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: IN SENIO Rev: P E

  • Size

    41x46mm

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  • Price

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  • Composition

    Bronze gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: IN SENIO Rev: P E

  • Size

    46x51mm

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    N/A

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: IN SENIO Rev: P E

  • Size

    30.5x35mm

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Miniatures

  • Price

    $320 USD

  • Size

  • Composition

    Silver gilt/Enamelled

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