Order of Saint Stanislaus, Type I (1831-1855) , Civil Division, I & II Class Breast Star (for non-Christians)


SKU: 01.RUS.0114.101.01.003

Estimated market value:

$8,000 USD

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Estimated market value:

$8,000 USD


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    The star features Russian Imperial eagle in the center. During early period (1831-1855) official stars were issued only as embroidered versions (although metal stars could have been obtained as private purchase insignia); Pannasch and Keibel were official suppliers of embroidered stars. These measured ca. 90-95mm. Production of metal stars (in silver and enamels) started in the second quarter of 19th Century, and included many makers, the best known during 1850s was Karl Schubert. Metal stars measure ca. 80-90mm, and can be also awarded "With Swords" for military merit; with "Crown" for exceptional merit; and those awarded to non-Christians feature Imperial eagle in the center. There are many versions of the stars in regard to size, appearance and quality of manufacture. Value of higher-end Russian Orders varies greatly; value depends on period and quality of manufacture, and the maker; as well as value of Russian currency and general economic situation in Russia. A very rare star.


Originally this was a Polish Order created on May 7, 1765 by King Stanislaus II, to honour the Patron Saint of Poland, St. Stanislas of Krakow (see POL101).

This Order became a Russian Order after the Polish Rebellion of 1830, when Polish forces were suppressed. It was adopted as a Russian Order in 1831.

The version with an eagle in the center was awarded to Non-Christians, and the version with swords was awarded to military personnel.

The obverse features an inscription, translated as "Encourages by Rewarding".

The earliest stars was embroidered version.


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