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Order of the Crown of Romania, commander (Ordinul Coroana României, comandor), 1932-1947 issue by Joseph Resch and Sons of Bucharest
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Order of the Crown of Romania, commander (Ordinul Coroana României, comandor), 1932-1947 issue by Joseph Resch and Sons of Bucharest
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Red enamel Maltese cross with white borders and gilt edges to the arms, with silver-gilt crowns between the arms, with eyelet and original neck ribbon loop with Romanian hallmark, numbered ‘384-33’ and stamped ‘ARG’ (silver) and ‘JRF’ (Maker Joseph Resch and Sons); the face with a circular central red enamel medallion bearing the gilt cipher of King Carol I within a white enamel ring inscribed ‘PRIN NOI ÎNŞINE’ (by ourselves) and dated ’14 MARTIE 1881’ (14 March 1881); the reverse with a circular central red enamel medallion bearing the date ’10.MAIU’ (10 May) in gilt letters within a white enamel ring with the dates ‘1866’, ‘1877’ and ‘1881’; diameter 46.22mm (1.82 inches); slight loss of white enamel from the lower tip of the right arm of the face, the upper tip of the right arm of the reverse and the right tip of the lower arm of the reverse, the latter two with old repairs; on replaced correct full neck ribbon, lacking ties. The Order was instituted on 10 May 1881 to be awarded for meritorious service to the newly-declared Romanian kingdom. The significance of the years is as follows: in April 1866 Carol I was asked to become Domnitor of the Principality of Romania under Ottoman suzerainty and he arrived in Bucharest, welcomed by a huge crowd, on 10 May. The Romanian Principality declared its independence from Ottoman rule on 21 May 1877. Romania proclaimed itself a kingdom on 14 March 1881. The Order was suppressed following the dissolution of the monarchy in 1947. This example, with crowns between the arms, is from the period 1932-1947. The Order is increasingly hard to find, especially in senior ranks.

 
Order of the Crown of Romania, commander (Ordinul Coroana României, comandor), 1932-1947 issue by Joseph Resch and Sons of Bucharest
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Order of the Crown of Romania, commander (Ordinul Coroana României, comandor), 1932-1947 issue by Joseph Resch and Sons of Bucharest
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Order of the Crown of Romania, commander (Ordinul Coroana României, comandor), 1932-1947 issue by Joseph Resch and Sons of Bucharest
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Order of the Crown of Romania, commander (Ordinul Coroana României, comandor), 1932-1947 issue by Joseph Resch and Sons of Bucharest
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Order of the Crown of Romania, commander (Ordinul Coroana României, comandor), 1932-1947 issue by Joseph Resch and Sons of Bucharest
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