Order of the Griffin, Civil Division, Commander Cross Breast Star

SKU: 01.MSW.0102.104.01

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  • Commander Cross Breast Star Obverse
  • Commander Cross Breast Star Reverse
  • Commander Cross Breast Star Obverse
  • Commander Cross Breast Star Reverse
  • Commander Cross Breast Star Detail
  • Commander Cross Breast Star Detail
  • Commander Cross Breast Star Detail

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 15, 1884
  • makers
    H. Rose

History


The Order was founded by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV and was awarded to recognize outstanding achievements and benevolent service to the public.

Until August of 1904, the Order was exclusively awarded in Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Following the signing of an agreement, the Order became a common award between Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz. As such, from this point onward the Grand Dukes of both states were joint Grand Masters of the Order.

The Grand Commanders and Commanders of the order were both awarded the Commander Cross. However, the Grand Commanders were also awarded The Commander Cross Breast Star.

The Commander Cross Breast Star has shorter diagonal rays compared to the Grand Cross Breast Star.

The Order became obsolete in 1918, following the collapse of the German Empire.

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  • Price

    $1400 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: ALTIOR ADVERSIS

  • Size

    80mm

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