Order of Saint Stanislaus, Type II, Military Division, I Class Cross by Eduard (with swords, in gold)


SKU: 01.RUS.0115.200.01.000

Estimated market value:

$6,000 USD

  • Type II, Military Division, I Class Badge (with swords, in gold)
  • Type II, Military Division, I Class Badge (with swords, in gold)
  • Type II, Military Division, I Class Badge (with swords, in gold)

Estimated market value:

$6,000 USD


  • Country
  • Makers
  • Composition
  • Inscription
    Obv: SS Rev: SS
  • Size
  • Version Remarks
    Ca. 1900 period manufacture.

Physical Description and Item Details

A large and impressive Gold sash badge, consisting of a red enameled Maltese cross with ball finials, swords in each quadrant overlaid with a Russian Imperial Eagle, each eagle adorned by the Russian crown and presenting a shield with St.George, obverse centre presenting a hand painted "SS" on white enamel (Saint Stanislaus) with a green laurel surround on Gold, reverse exhibiting Gold arms as well as a white enameled centre and hand painted "SS" in red, a well marked award including a zolotniki fineness number "56" (14K Gold) on integral ring, kokoshnik assay mark on reverse of sword hilts, integral ring and elongated suspension loop, maker marked on reverse 12 o'clock arm BA and "ЗДУАРАЪ" on the reverse 6 o'clock arm denoting Eduard-VD (Varvara Dietwald) of St. Petersburg manufacture, measuring 63 mm (w) x 65 mm (h - inclusive of integral ring), with early 20th Century bullion thread strategically holding the 7 o'clock sword and eagle firmly in place, likely done by the recipient themselves, with minimal enamel wear, on period sash, extremely fine


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 was awarded to Non-Christians, and the version with swords was awarded to military personnel.

The obverse features the initals of the Saint.


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