Order of the White Eagle, Type I, Civil Division, Breast Star (in silver)
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This was originally a Polish Order, created by Augustus II, King of Poland in 1705.
This award was primarily conferred upon Polish nationals within Russia, but was later adopted as a Russian Order after the conclusion of the Polish rebellions in 1831, as a deliberate political act by Czar Nicholas I as a way to deprive the Polish ruling classes of power and decision-making capabilities.
The breast star with swords are awarded to military personnel.
The obverse features an inscription, translated as "For Faith, King, and Law".
The earliest stars were embroidered silver.
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