Order of St Sava - Third Class Commander AND Fifth Class Knight. Two stunning Serbian Orders of St Sava comprising of the third class badge and ribbon and fifth class knight medal in both in their original blue fitted case of issue. Both orders are in great condition with no metal or enamel damage, the 3rd class still has all of its gold plating and the ribbon is in perfect condition. The 5th class is not as shiny and the ribbon is slightly faded but still in great condition.Both cases have minor dents and scuffs but are in amazing condition for their age. The Order was a decoration of merits, awarded by the Kingdom of Serbia, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia from 1883 to 1945. There is a same-named Order of merit, awarded by the Serbian Orthodox Church since 1985.
The Order of Saint Sava was established originally to recognise civilians for meritorious achievements to the Church, to arts and sciences, the royal house and the state. In 1914 a change was made permitting military personnel to receive the honour for military merit. The Order of St Sava was then awarded by the king of Yugoslavia until the abolishment of the monarchy in 1945.If you have any further questions or require any more information or photos, please dont hesitate to ask. The item "Serbia Order of St Sava 3rd AND 5th Class Commander/Knight in fitted cases" is in sale since Monday, December 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons".
The seller is "grafvonebbell" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.