Belgium: Order of the African Star, 3rd Class Bronze Medal. Rare.

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Belgium: Order of the African Star, 3rd Class Bronze Medal. Rare.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
The Order of the African Star was established by King Leopold II of the Belgians on 30 December 1888, in his capacity as ruler of the Congo Free State, and was awarded for services to Congo and for the "promotion of African civilisation in general". It was incorporated into the Belgian honours system on 10 October 1908 following the annexation of the Congo Free State by Belgium. The motto of the Order is "Travail et progrès" (Labour and progress). The King of the Belgians is its Grand Master. Even though Congo is no longer a Belgian colony, it is still considered to be a Belgian Order.