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eMedals-Denmark, Kingdom. An Order of Dannebrog, Silver Cross, Frederick VII, c.1850

Item: EU15931

Denmark, Kingdom. An Order of Dannebrog, Silver Cross, Frederick VII, c.1850

Sale Date: October 29, 2018 Hammer Price

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Denmark, Kingdom. An Order of Dannebrog, Silver Cross, Frederick VII, c.1850

Dannebrogordenen. Instituted in 1671. (1848-1863 Issue) In silver, measuring 28 mm (w) x 58.2 mm (h), scattered tarnishing, original folded ribbon, near extremely fine. Footnote: The Order of the Dannebrog is a Danish order of chivalry instituted in 1671 by Christian V. Until 1808, membership in the order was limited to fifty members of noble or royal rank who formed a single class known as White Knights, to distinguish them from the Blue Knights who were members of the Order of the Elephant. In 1808, the Order was reformed and divided into four classes. The Grand Commander class is reserved to persons of princely origin. It is only awarded to royalty with close family ties with the Danish Royal House. The statute of the Order was amended in 1951 by a Royal Ordinance so that both men and women could be members of the Order. Today, the Order of the Dannebrog is a means of honouring and rewarding the faithful servants of the modern Danish state for meritorious civil or military service, for a particular contribution to the arts, sciences or business life or for those working for Danish interests.
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