Order of the White Eagle, Type I, Military Division, Breast Star

SKU: 01.RUS.0111.202.01

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  • country
    Russia
  • date of institution
    1831

History


This was originally a Polish Order, created by Augustus II, King of Poland in 1705 (see POL100).

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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  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: PRO FIDE REGE ET LEGE

  • Size

    90mm

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  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

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    Obv: PRO FIDE REGE ET LEGE

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