Order of Sidonia

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Insignia of the Kingdom of Saxony's Sidonian Order

The Order of Sidonia was the German Kingdom of Saxony’s chivalric order for women. Created March 14, 1871 by King Johann, the order was granted to female members of the Saxon nobility until the fall of the monarchy in 1918. It was named for the duchess of Saxony Sidonia of Bohemia.


Members of the Sidonian Order wore a Maltese cross of gold and enamel, suspended from a purple bow with white and green stripes. Members of the royal family wore a sash instead of the bow. At the apex of the Maltese cross, a medallion featured an image of a helmeted female figure, surrounded with the name “Sidonia”.

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