Order of Military Merit of the Companions of Artigas

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Insignia of a Grand Officer

The Military Order of Merit of the Companions of Artigas, in Spanish "El Orden Militar al Mérito Tenientes de Artigas", is a military decoration of Uruguay.


The order was founded in 1980 by the ruling civilian-military administration, which governed Uruguay between 1973 and 1985.

Historical reference[edit]

The name "tenientes de Artigas" or "Companions of Artigas" honours the 19th-century freedom-fighter José Gervasio Artigas.

Classes within the order[edit]

The order has the usual five classes of a modern order of merit.

The cross is a gilded or silver Cross pattée with a golden star in the middle. The ribbon is red with a blue and white border.

  • Grand Officer
  • Commander
  • Officer
  • Knight

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