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Humane Order of African Redemption, officer
[LR109]
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Humane Order of African Redemption, officer
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White enamel and silver five-pointed ball-tipped star with silver-gilt rays between the arms on oval silver-gilt and green enamel laurel wreath suspension, the reverse bearing the French ‘poinçon de crabe’ silver hallmark; the face with a silver relief of two figures knelt in prayer either side of a cross inscribed ‘INRI’, discarded chains at their feet, encircled by a green enamel laurel wreath; the reverse with a circular central polychrome enamel medallion with the arms of Liberia encircled by a pale blue enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters with the national motto ‘THE LOVE OF LIBERTY BROUGHT US HERE’; much of the pale blue enamel of the ring of the reverse absent as a result of wear; some age-staining to the rays between the arms of the star; on original ribbon with rosette denoting an award of the officers class, mounted for wear in the French style. The Order was instituted on 13 January 1879 and is awarded in three grades, Grand Commander, Knight Commander and Officer. The Order has been awarded for humanitarian work in Liberia, for acts supporting and assisting the Liberian nation and to individuals who have played a prominent role in the emancipation of Afro-Americans and the pursuit of equal rights. The age of the order is matched in Africa only by the historic Imperial orders of Ethiopia but, unlike them, continues to be awarded, giving it a uniquely long and uninterrupted history.

 
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