Military Order of St. Henry, Type II, Grand Cross

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SKU: 01.SXK.0103.101.01.000

  • Type II, Grand Cross

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: VIRTVTI IN BELLO Rev: XAVERIVS P.P.D.E.AD.S.INSTIT: 1768
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Military Order of St. Henry, Type II, Grand Cross is a scanned image from the Book "Handbuch der Ritter- und Verdienstorden aller Kulturstaaten der Welt" edited by Maximillian Gritzner. The book was published in 1893. It is in the public domain in countries where the copyright is the author's life plus 70 years.

History


This Order was first instituted by King Augustus II of Poland, Elector of Saxony, on his 40th birthday. The original title of the Order was the "Knightly Military Order of St. Henry".

The Order was awarded to the Crown Prince and several Generals in recognition of military and wartime merit.

On September 4, 1768 the Order was renewed and redesigned by Prince Xavier.

The Prince expanded the Order to include into three main grades, Grand Cross with Grand Cross Breast Star, Commander Cross, and Knight Cross, and one small cross for Officials of the Order. The Order continued to be awarded in recognition of military merit.

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