Order of Saint George, I Class Cross, in Silver gilt


SKU: 01.URF.0102.101.01.000

  • Order of Saint George I Class Cross Obverse
  • Order of Saint George I Class Cross Obverse
  • Order of Saint George I Class Cross Reverse

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  • Country
    Russian Federation
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: SG 1-я степ
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

Likely of French manufacture, constructed of gilded bronze, on loop for suspension from its period original ribbon, manufactured in France for White Russian exiles, presenting as a Cross Pattée with central obverse medallion depicting raised image of St. George slaying a dragon, reverse with central medallion depicting monogram of Tsar Nicholas II, unmarked, measuring 34.66 mm (w) x 40.18 mm (h), weighing 9.7 grams inclusive of ribbon, in extremely fine condition.


This Order was originally an Imperial Russian award. It was later re-instated in March 1992, after the fall of the Soviet Union.

It is conferred upon soldiers, sailors, and officers in recognition of distinction in battle, both on the home front and in other territories.

If the medal is not worn, a ribbon bar with the Roman numeral for "one" is worn.

The I Class cross features a reverse Russian inscription translated to: "first class". The reverse also features the initials "SG" in Cyrillic script (for Saint George).


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