31 May 2014

Norwegian Orders

 I've had these pics for a while, and I kept not posting them. I've always loved military-style orders from all countries. They are beautifully designed, and usually come in pretty star and cross shapes, and an array of colored enamels. These are all orders of the Norwegian Monarchy.
Order of Merit, Grand Cross, Ladies.

Order of Merit, Star of Commander's Cross.

Order of Merit, Knight, Ladies.

Order of Merit, Officer, Gentlemen.

Order of St. Olav, Centre of Grand Officers Star.

Order of St. Olav, Ladies.

Order of St. Olav, Commander's Star.

Order of St. Olav, Commander.

Order of St. Olav, Grand Cross Collar.

Order of St. Olav, Knight, Ladies.

Order of St. Olav.

Order of St. Olav, Officer, Gentlemen.

Princess Eugenie's Crown.

The King's Medal of Merit.

The Order of Merit, Commander, Gentlemen.

The Order of the Norwegian Lion, Collar.

The Order of the Norwegian Lion, Grand Cross.

The Order of the Norwegian Lion, Grand Cross and Collar.

The Order of the Norwegian Lion, Medallion.

The Order of the Norwegian Lion, Medallion.

The Order of the Norwegian Lion, Reverse side of the Medallion.