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  • Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander, II Class Grand Officer Case, by Rothe
  • Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander, II Class Grand Officer Case, by Rothe
  • Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander, II Class Grand Officer Case, by Rothe
  • Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander, II Class Grand Officer Case, by Rothe
  • Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander, II Class Grand Officer Case, by Rothe

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Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander, II Class Grand Officer Case, by Rothe

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Bulgaria, Kingdom. An Order of St. Alexander, II Class Grand Officer Case, by Rothe

(Орден "Свети Александър"). Instituted in 1881. Type II with Imperial Crown. Hardshelled design on both the lid and base, wooden-framed, the exterior with a red pebbled fabric covering on five sides and a black pebbled fabric bottom, the lid bearing the Bulgarian coat-of-arms surmounted by the Imperial Crown and inscribed "ОРДЕНЪ СВ.АЛЕКСАНДРЪ II. Cm.", inside lid lined in white satin, padded and maker marked "ROTHE & NEFFE WIEN / K.u.K. KAMMER-JUWELIERE", the lining exhibiting the impression of the centrepiece of the once present Breast Star of the Order, a white cardboard insert placed within the base and housing a raised platform in black felt with a recessed medal bed and slotted medal bed for the Badge and Breast Star respectively, dual-hinged, push release closure, measuring 92 mm (w) x 220 mm (h) x 34 mm (d), one tiny scuff mark evident on the lid above the arms, very light scuffing on the bottom, the interior particularly clean and without interruptions in the fabrics, near extremely fine.

 

Footnote: The Order of St Alexander was the second highest Bulgarian order during the Kingdom of Bulgaria. It was established by Knyaz Alexander I with a decree on December 25, 1881, named in honour of the patron saint of Alexander Battenberg. Initially it was planned to have five grades and a necklace but subsequently four grades and grand and lesser Necklace were formed, with a Grand Cross being added in 1908. In time, wartime grades with swords in the middle and above the cross were added. The order was awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens with the personal benevolence of the Bulgarian monarch, who was the Grand Master.

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