Order of Saint Stanislaus, Type II, (Provisional Government issue), Military Division, III Class Cross (with eagles without crown)


SKU: 01.RUS.0115.203.01.005

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

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  • Composition
  • Inscription
    Obv: SS Rev: SS
  • Size
  • Version Remarks
    Provisional Government issue (July-November 1917), with eagles without the crown. Cross measures 36x36mm approximately, and is worn as breast decoration. The value is dependent on the period and quality of manufacture, and the maker. There are minor variations of the design and size of this cross.
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Physical Description and Item Details

Instituted 7 May 1765 by Stanisław II Augustus. (Reinstituted 1839 by Tsar Nicholas I). Constructed of bronze gilt with multi-coloured enamels, consisting of a red enameled Maltese cross with ball finials, with a double headed Provisional Government-style eagle (without the crown) in each quadrant, with swords underneath the eagles crossing at the centre of the decoration, central white enameled medallion bearing red letters “SS”, surrounded by green laurel wreath, reverse of cross in silver with identical central medallion, partially-legible maker’s mark on bottom arm, on loop for suspension from its period original ribbon, measuring 36mm(w) x 37mm (h), weighing 25.1 grams inclusive of suspension and ribbon, in very fine condition.


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 initials of the Saint.


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