Colonial Order of the Star of Italy

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Colonial Order of the Star of Italy
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The insignia of the colonial order
Awarded by the  Kingdom of Italy
Type State Order
Awarded for Service in the Italian colonies
Status No longer awarded
Statistics
Established 18 January 1914
Last awarded 2 June 1946

The Colonial Order of the Star of Italy (Italian: Ordine coloniale della Stella d'Italia) was founded as a colonial order of knighthood on 18 June 1914 by King Victor Emmanuel III, to reward soldiers deployed to the colony of Libya. The order had fallen into abeyance by 1943, when Allied forces re-took the colonies of Italian North Africa.[1]

The various degrees of the order, with limits to their number, were as follows:

Ribbon Class (English) Full title in Italian Limit
Ordine coloniale della stella d'italia cavaliere gran croce.png 1st Class / Knight Grand Cross Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell'Ordine coloniale della Stella d'Italia 4
Ordine coloniale della stella d'italia grande ufficiale.png 2nd Class / Grand Officer Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine coloniale della Stella d'Italia 7
Ordine coloniale della stella d'italia commendatore.png 3rd Class / Commander Commendatore dell'Ordine coloniale della Stella d'Italia 20
Ordine coloniale della stella d'italia ufficiale.png 4th Class / Officer Ufficiale dell'Ordine coloniale della Stella d'Italia 50
Ordine coloniale della stella d'italia cavaliere.png 5th Class / Knight Cavaliere dell'Ordine coloniale della Stella d'Italia 150

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mendola, Louis A.M. Contemporary Knighthood in Italy originally published in the Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society, London: 1989 and 1993