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The Saxe-Ernestine House Order (German: Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden)[1] was an order of merit instituted by Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg, Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and Duke Bernhard II of Saxe-Meiningen on 25 December 1833 as a joint award of the Saxon duchies.[2]

Saxe-Ernestine House Order
Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden
Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden.png
Grand Cross sash with badge
Awarded by the heads of the:
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Saxe-Meiningen House of Saxe-Meiningen
TypeDynastic Order
RibbonPurple with narrow Green stripes on either side.
MottoFideliter Et Constanter
("Faithful and Steadfast")
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignsPrince Michael, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Prince Andreas, Hereditary Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Konrad, Hereditary Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
GradesGrand Cross
Grand Officer
Grand Commander
Commander
Officer
Knight/Dame
Medal
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the White Falcon
(Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach)
Next (lower)None
D-SAX Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden BAR.svg
The ribbon of the order

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ClassesEdit

At first, the Order consisted of five classes: Grand Cross, Commander's Cross with Star in First and Second Classes, and Knight's Cross in First and Second Classes. Awards were reserved for officers.[3]

In 1864, a silver-gilt medal was added but subsequently suppressed in 1918, at the end of World War I.[4] Gold and silver medals were also associated with the Order.

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha revival (2006)Edit

In 2006, the head of the ducal family of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Andreas, created the "Ducal Saxe-Coburg-Gotha House Order" (Herzoglich Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha'sche Hausorden).[1] It is based on the old Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order.

Recipients of Knight-Grand-CrossEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hausorden. Herzogliche Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
  2. ^ "Star of the Saxe-Ernestine Order". Royal Collection. 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order". The Aerodrome. 1997. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order". Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  5. ^ Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier /p. 140
  6. ^ Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier /p. 140
  7. ^ Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier /p. 140
  8. ^ Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier /p. 140
  9. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  10. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  11. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  12. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875

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