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Belgian The Order of the Crown (Ordre de la Couronne / Kroonorde)

Belgian The Order of the Crown (Ordre de la Couronne / Kroonorde)

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TheĀ Order of the CrownĀ (Ordre de la CouronneĀ /Ā Kroonorde) is a nationalĀ orderĀ of theĀ Kingdom of Belgium established on 15 October 1897. Itā€™s one of Belgiumā€™s highest honors.

The Order was established by King Leopold IIĀ and initially intended to recognize heroic deeds and distinguished service achieved for service in the Congo Free State. In 1908, the Order of the Crown was made a national honor of Belgium, junior to the Order of LeopoldĀ 

Currently, the Order is awarded (by Royal Decree) for meritorious service in public employment and for distinguished artistic, literary, or scientific achievements, as well as for commercial or industrial services in Belgium or Africa.

The Order of the Crown Design

The BadgeĀ is a white-enameled Maltese cross with silver or gold straight rays. The obverse bears a gold crown on a blue enameled background and the reverse monogram ā€œLā€ (for King Leopold II) on a blue enameled background. Itā€™s suspended from a green-enameled wreath of laurelĀ andĀ oakĀ leaves.

The medal is round with a suspension in the form of a royal crown with two pendulums and a ribbon ring. The obverse shows a finely ribbed central area with bead surround, with the royal crown superimposed and the motto of the Belgian Congo:Ā Travail et ProgrĆØsĀ (work and progress). The reverse is a stylized ā€˜double Lā€™ crowned Leopold II monogram within a palm wreath.

The ribbonĀ Ā is plain maroon, although some exceptions have been made such as added crossed swords when awarded in wartime and a vertical gold border on both sides for a special act of valor.