Order of Saint Agatha

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Order of Saint Agatha
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Star of the order
Award of  San Marino
Type State order
Awarded for Charitable work in the service of the Republic.
Grandmaster Captains Regent
Secretary Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Established 5 June 1923[1]
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of San Marino
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Badge of the order

The Order of Saint Agatha (Italian: Ordine Equestre di Saint' Agata) is a State order established on 5 June 1923 by the Grand and General Council of the Republic of San Marino. It is named after Saint Agatha, on whose feast day 5 February, Pope Clement XII reestablished the sovereignty of the republic in 1740.[2]

The order is presented to foreign nationals who have positively contributed charitable and other services for the benefit of the republic deserving of recognition.

Grades[edit]

The order is presented in five grades:[2]

  • Grand Cross Cavaliere di gran croce
  • Grand Officer Grande ufficiale
  • Commander Commendatore
  • Officer Cavaliere ufficiale
  • Knight Cavaliere
Ribbon bars of the Order of Saint Agatha
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Knight
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Officer
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Commander
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Grand Officer
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Grand Cross

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robertson, Megan C. "San Marino: Order of St Agatha". Medals of the World. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hieronymussen, Paul (1967). Orders and Decorations of Europe in Color. New York: Macmillan. p. 233. 

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