Order of Saint Vladimir, Civil Division, IV Class Cross (Émigré Version)


SKU: 01.RUS.0110.105.01.003

Estimated market value:

$750 USD

  • Order of Saint Vladimir, Civil Division, IV Class Badge (Emigre)
  • Order of Saint Vladimir, Civil Division, IV Class Badge (Emigre)
  • Order of Saint Vladimir, Civil Division, IV Class Badge (Emigre) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$750 USD


  • Country
  • Makers
    Continental European maker
  • Composition
    Bronze gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: SV Rev: 22 CEHTAБPA 1782
  • Size
    39mm x 42mm
  • Version Remarks
    These crosses were manufactured in Continental Europe, 1920-1930s period, for Russian military white émigrés who emigrated to Europe and USA from the territory of former Imperial Russia in the wake of the Russian Revolution (1917) and Russian Civil War (1917–1923).

Physical Description and Item Details

Russia, Imperial. An Order of St. Vladimir, IV Class Cross, "Émigré Version, c.1919

Instituted 22 September 1782 by Catherine the Great. A French made example, Émigré Version, Presenting as a Cross Pattée constructed of bronze gilt with multi-coloured enamels, each arm in red enamel with black enameled border, obverse with central medallion depicting richly-detailed monogram of Vladimir the Great, reverse with analogous central medallion with institution date “22. СЕНТАБРА 1782” (“22 September 1782”) in gilt lettering, on loop for suspension from its period original ribbon, unmarked, measuring 39.58 mm (w) x 42.13 mm (h), weighing 18.4 inclusive of ribbon, in near extremely fine condition.


The Order was founded by Catherine the Great. It was at first created as a purely civilian award, and conferred upon those who served the state for at 35 years. In addition, it was conferred upon those who had assisted during emergencies, epidemics, or famine, and those who had saved others from danger. It could also be bestowed upon the clergy and to those who had made distinguished contribution to their professions.

The military division of this order features crossed swords.

There are several variations in the size and style of the badge.

The obverse features the initials of the Saint.


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