Order of Saint Alexander Nevsky, Type II, Civil Division, Breast Star

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  • Order of Saint Alexander Nevsky Breast Star (cloth) Obverse

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  • country
    Russia
  • date of institution
    1724
  • remarks
    There are many variations of this star with different sizes, designs and makers.

History


Conceived as a purely military order by Peter the Great, this Order was never awarded during the Czar's lifetime. Empress Catherine I began to award the Order after her husband's death, although she did not award it solely for military pursuits. The USSR adopted this Order and secularized it.

The Breast Star "with diamonds" is awarded, at the sovereign's discretion, to an individual as a special distinction.

The obverse features an inscription, translated as "For Labour and Fatherland". Though some of the breast stars do not have an obverse inscription and instead feature an image of Alexander Nevsky.

This Order has been awarded over 3,600 times since its inception in 1724
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  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: за трудьі и отечество

  • Size

    76mm

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  • Composition

    Silver/Facets

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    Obv: за трудьі и отечество

  • Size

    76mm

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  • Composition

    Cloth

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    Obv: за трудьі и отечество

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