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Royal Order of the Phoenix, knight, fourth (King Paul) issue, 1947-1964
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Royal Order of the Phoenix, knight, fourth (King Paul) issue, 1947-1964
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Silver edged white enamel cross patonce with eyelet, crown and ring for ribbon suspension; the face with a silver gilt phoenix imposed centrally, a five-pointed silver star on the upper arm; the reverse with a circular silver medallion imposed centrally bearing the crowned cipher of King Paul; on replaced correct ribbon. The Order of the Phoenix was instituted by the Greek Republican government on 13 May 1926 to replace the Royal Order of George I and was awarded exclusively to eminent non-Greeks who had served the cause of Greece. When the monarchy was restored in 1935, the Order was retained, prefixed ‘Royal’, the phoenix was crowned and its award to Greek citizens approved for outstanding merit in the fields of arts, letters, science, commerce, industry and public life. With abolition of the monarchy in 1973, the prefix and crown were discarded but the Order continues to be awarded to this day. This good example is from the reign of King Paul, 1947 to 1964.

 
Royal Order of the Phoenix, knight, fourth (King Paul) issue, 1947-1964
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Royal Order of the Phoenix, knight, fourth (King Paul) issue, 1947-1964
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Royal Order of the Phoenix, knight, fourth (King Paul) issue, 1947-1964
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Royal Order of the Phoenix, knight, fourth (King Paul) issue, 1947-1964
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Royal Order of the Phoenix, knight, fourth (King Paul) issue, 1947-1964
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