Romania – Order of the Crown of Romania, Grand Officer’s 2nd Class set of insignia, 2nd type 1932-1947, comprising neck badge and breast star in silver, silver-gilt and enamels. Housed in its Josef Resch Fiul of Bucurest case of of Issue. Rare in this grade.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
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.