Serbia: Order of Saint Sava, 3rd Class Commander Grade, post 1921 issue with the Saint in Green Robes, silver-gilt and enamels. An excellent example in superb condition, and of excellent workmanship. On original ribbon.

Price: £450.00


Product ID: CMA/18099
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Serbia: Order of Saint Sava, 3rd Class Commander Grade, post 1921 issue with the Saint in Green Robes, silver-gilt and enamels. An excellent example in superb condition, and of excellent workmanship. On original ribbon.

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

The Order was established by King Milan I Obrenović on 23 January (4 February) 1883 and named for St. Sava (1175/6-1235/6). St Sava was the son of Stefan Nemanja, founder of the medieval Serb state, and was the first Serb archbishop (1219-1233), most important saint of the Serbian Orthodox Church and patron saint of Serbia. The Order was a civil decoration, to be awarded especially for services to the Church, to the arts and sciences, as well as to the royal house and the state. After the overthrow of the Obrenović dynasty in 1903, King Milan’s cipher was replaced on the reverse with the date (1888) of the founding of the Order. From 1921, the saint’s robe is green rather than red.