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The Royal Order of Vasa, Grand Cross Star 1817

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The Royal Order of Vasa is a Swedish order of chivalry, awarded to citizens of Sweden for service to state and society especially in the fields of agriculture, mining and commerce. It was instituted on 29 May 1772 by King Gustav III. It was unrestricted by birth or education and could therefore be awarded to anyone.Since 1974 the order is no longer conferred: officially it has been declared as “dormant”, along with the Order of the Sword.
The star is an early type of the metal stars, previous all stars where bullion stars. This type of star was reintroduced in 1952 and is still in use.This star is quite large, 10cm.
Condition: Very good/Excellent
Manufacturer: Henrik Christian Klint (1803-1824),
Hallmarks: “H. Klint”, “L3″=1817