|Saxe-Ernestine House Order|
Star and sash of the order
Awarded by |
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Saxe-Meiningen Saxe-Altenburg
|Type||Knightly House Order|
|Status||no longer awarded|
Fideliter Et Constanter|
(Faithful and Steadfast)
|Established||25 December 1833|
|Last awarded||1935 (in Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)|
The Saxe-Ernestine House Order (Sachsen-Ernestinischen Hausorden) was a German Ducal award, instituted by Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg, Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Duke Bernhard II of Saxe-Meiningen, on 25 December 1833 as a joint award of the Saxon duchies.
At first, the Order consisted of five classes: Grand Cross, Commander's Cross with Star in First and Second Classes, and Knight's Cross in First and Second Classes. Awards were reserved for officers. In 1864, a silver-gilt medal was added but subsequently suppressed in 1918, at the end of World War I. Gold and silver medals were also associated with the Order.
2006 Saxe-Coburg revival
In 2006 the head of the ducal family of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Andreas, created the Ducal Saxe-Coburg and Gotha House Order. It is based on the old Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order.
- Hausorden. Herzogliche Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
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- "Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order". The Aerodrome. 1997. http://www.theaerodrome.com/medals/germany/saxe_eho.php. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
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