Order of the White Falcon, Type II, Military Division, Commander Breast Star

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  • Order of the White Falcon, Type II, Military Division, Commander Breast Star (in gold) Obverse
  • Order of the White Falcon, Type II, Military Division, Commander Breast Star (in gold) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    August 2, 1732
  • remarks
    Some of the early manufacturers of this order include Bury, Müller & Disciples, Hanau; Bury & Leonhardt, Hanau; William, Savoy. The official manufacturer of the order after 1890 was T.H. Müller, Weimar.

History


The Order of the White Falcon was originally founded by Duke Ernst August to honour Emperor Charles VI, but the order quickly fell into disuse.

The order was renewed on October 18, 1815 by Grand Duke Carl Ernst, and it was awarded to Saxon citizens in recognition of meritorious civil and military service, especially service that benefited the ducal house.

While it was primarily a house order, it was also conferrable to foreign high ranking heads of state.

The Type II order awards were conferred within the Civil Division and the Military Division.

The Military Division awards conferred from 1815 to 1870 feature a trophy of arms design on the reverse, while the Military Division awards conferred from 1870 to 1918 feature crossed swords through the centre of the cross and a wreath on the reverse.

The Civil Division awards conferred from 1815 to 1918 feature a wreath on the reverse and no crossed swords.

In 1892 a version was created to recognise general merit that was rendered in the name of the grand ducal house. The awards for general merit did not feature a red and green enamelled square between the cross arms.

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    $2,850 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Gold/Enamelled

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    Obv: VIGILANDO ASCENDIMUS

  • Size

    87mm

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    $2,000 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Silver gilt/Enamelled

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