Order of Vytautas the Great, Knight's Cross


SKU: 01.LTU.0101.109.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1,750 USD

  • Order of Vytautas the Great, Knight's Cross Obverse
  • Order of Vytautas the Great, Knight's Cross Reverse

Estimated market value:

$1,750 USD


  • Country
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Brilliants/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Rev: V 1430 1930
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

Lithuania. An Order of Vytautas the Great, 4th Class, by Huguenin Frères & Co.

Cross in silver-gilt and enamels, 40.5mm x 56mm (including crown suspension), crown further set with three diamonds, of very fine quality Swiss manufacture, in near mint condition; in fitted case of issue, by Huguenin Frères & Co. Le Locle (SUISSE). A scarce award in top quality and condition.


The Order of Vytautas the Great was established in 1930 in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1392-1430. It was suppressed during the Soviet occupation, but it was officially re-instated in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the declaration of the Republic of Lithuania.

At the time of its creation, the Order was awarded primarily to high-ranking state officials and foreign heads of state. Today, it is conferred upon Lithuanian citizens and foreigners in recognition of meritorious service rendered to the nation and humankind.

A total of 407 Officers were awarded during the Republic of Lithuania from 1918-1940.

The Order has not undergone any changes in design, although manufacturers may have changed between periods. It is also listed in the Orders of the Republic of Lithuania (1991-). See also the Medal of Vytautas the Great in the Medals & Decorations of the Republic of Lithuania (1918-1940) and the Republic of Lithuania (1991-) for the medal that was created alongside the Order.


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