Saxe-Ernestine House Order

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Saxe-Ernestine House Order
Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden
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Grand Cross sash with badge
Awarded by The Heads of the:
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Saxe-Meiningen House of Saxe-Meiningen
Type Dynastic Order
Ribbon Purple with narrow Green stripes on either side.
Motto Fideliter Et Constanter
("Faithful and Steadfast")
Status Currently constituted
Sovereigns Prince Michael, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Prince Andreas, Hereditary Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Konrad, Hereditary Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Cross
Grand Officer
Grand Commander
Commander
Officer
Knight/Dame
Medal
Established 25 December 1833
State order: 1833–1918
House order: 1918–present
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the White Falcon
(Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach)
Next (lower) None
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The ribbon of the order

The Saxe-Ernestine House Order (German: Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden)[1] was an order of merit 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.[2]

Classes[edit]

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.[3]

In 1864, a silver-gilt medal was added but subsequently suppressed in 1918, at the end of World War I.[4] Gold and silver medals were also associated with the Order.

Saxe-Coburg revival (2006)[edit]

In 2006, the head of the ducal family of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Andreas, created the "Ducal Saxe-Coburg and Gotha House Order" (Herzoglich Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha'sche Hausorden).[1] It is based on the old Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hausorden. Herzogliche Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
  2. ^ "Star of the Saxe-Ernestine Order". Royal Collection. 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order". The Aerodrome. 1997. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order". Retrieved 11 June 2010. 

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