Order of Saint Vladimir, Civil Division, II Class Cross


SKU: 01.RUS.0110.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$3,800 USD

  • Civil Division, II Class Badge
  • Civil Division, II Class Badge
  • Civil Division, II Class Badge

Estimated market value:

$3,800 USD


  • Country
  • Makers
    St.Petersburg maker
  • Composition
  • Inscription
    Obv: SV Rev: 22 CEHTAБPA 1782
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

(Орден Святого Владимира). Instituted 1782 by Catherine II. A sought after "bombe"-type cross in Gold, consisting of a red enameled Maltese cross with black enameled boarders, obverse centre piece is extremely well enameled with hand painted Gold details and highlights, reverse centre featuring institution date on black enamels, well marked with Kokoshnik assay marked of woman's head on elongated loop, also marked with St.Petersburg Zolotniki fineness number ""56"" on the integral ring denoting 14ct Gold, partial makers mark on integral ring, measuring 49 mm (w) x 53.2 mm (h - inclusive on integral suspension), 19.6 grams, with minimal enamel contact, remains near extremely fine.


The Order was founded by Catherine the Great. It was at first created as a purely civilian award, and conferred upon those who served the state for at 35 years. In addition, it was conferred upon those who had assisted during emergencies, epidemics, or famine, and those who had saved others from danger. It could also be bestowed upon the clergy and to those who had made distinguished contribution to their professions.

The military division of this order features crossed swords.

There are several variations in the size and style of the badge.

The obverse inscription features the Saint's initials.


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