Saxe-Ernestine House Order
|Saxe-Ernestine House Order
Star and sash of the order
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Saxe-Meiningen Saxe-Altenburg
|Type||Knightly House Order|
|Status||no longer awarded|
|Motto||Fideliter Et Constanter
(Faithful and Steadfast)
|Established||25 December 1833|
|Last awarded||1935 (in Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)|
The Saxe-Ernestine House Order (Sachsen-Ernestinischen Hausorden) was a German Ducal award, 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.
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. In 1864, a silver-gilt medal was added but subsequently suppressed in 1918, at the end of World War I. Gold and silver medals were also associated with the Order.
2006 Saxe-Coburg revival
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