Order of Saint George, I & II Class Breast Star (Embroidered)


SKU: 01.RUS.0109.102.01.001

Estimated market value:

$15,000 USD

  • Order of Saint George, I & II Class Breast Star (Embroidered)

Estimated market value:

$15,000 USD


  • Country
  • Composition
    Fabric/Silver Bullion
  • Inscription
    Obv: S.G. для службу и храбрость
  • Size
  • Version Remarks
    Offered by Morton & Eden for £25,000-30,000 in 2012 (unsold). Early official stars were of sequinned embroidered variety, until ca. 1855. Size, materials used and appearance of early stars varies considerably. Value of higher-end Russian Orders varies greatly; value depends on period and quality of manufacture, maker and the provenance; as well as value of Russian currency and general economic situation in Russia. A very rare award.

Physical Description and Item Details

Order of St George, a fabric, silver and bullion breast star backed with a brooch-mounted silver plate for wearing, probably of European manufacture, apparently unmarked, 105mm, tarnished, about very fine.


This Order was founded by Catherine the Great. It was at first created as a purely civilian award. It was conferred upon those who served the state for at least 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 contributions to their professions.

The earliest versions of the stars were embroidered silver.

The obverse features an inscription, translated as "For Service and Bravery".


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