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Order of the Starry Cross

Manufacturer: signature «FR». Vienna1872-1918

Lviv Historical Museum

Lviv Historical Museum

Gold, enamel
This female order was established by Empress of the Holy Roman Empire Eleanora in 1668. The reason for the order’s establishment was a fire in the palace (February 1668), in which a scared relic – a box made of wood from the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified, miraculously survived. Although the box’s golden casing was destroyed by the fire, the wood was intact. Only high-born Catholic ladies wereawarded with the Order. Motto: SALUS ET GLORIA – «Salvatation and Glory». Thisorder is being awarded till nowadays

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  • Title: Order of the Starry Cross
  • Creator: Manufacturer: signature «FR». Vienna
  • Date Created: 1872-1918
  • Location: Austria

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