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Order of the Crown, knight (Ordre de la Couronne, chevalier / Kroonorde, ridder)
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Order of the Crown, knight (Ordre de la Couronne, chevalier / Kroonorde, ridder)
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Five-armed white enamel Maltese cross with silvered graduated rays between the arms, on green enamel oval laurel wreath suspension; the face with a gilt-edged circular central blue enamel medallion bearing the gilt crown of Belgium; the reverse with a gilt-edged circular central blue enamel medallion bearing the cipher of King Leopold II, founder of the Order; slight chips to the blue enamel of the face possibly from being worn alongside another award; on original ribbon.

The Order was instituted in 1897, initially as an award of the Belgian Congo. In 1908 the Order became also a Belgian order, given to recognise service to the Belgian state, both civil and military, and may be awarded to both Belgian nationals and foreign citizens.

 
Order of the Crown, knight (Ordre de la Couronne, chevalier / Kroonorde, ridder)
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Order of the Crown, knight (Ordre de la Couronne, chevalier / Kroonorde, ridder)
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Order of the Crown, knight (Ordre de la Couronne, chevalier / Kroonorde, ridder)
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Order of the Crown, knight (Ordre de la Couronne, chevalier / Kroonorde, ridder)
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Order of the Crown, knight (Ordre de la Couronne, chevalier / Kroonorde, ridder)
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