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  1. Pozdrav Emanuele, hvala:)

    You're right, I am very proud of this order and my ancestors, before WW2 many of them were officers.

    In that book* we talked about, there are lists of how many Karageorge stars with swords were awarded.

    Karageorge star with swords I class total 17 Serbs 3

    Karageorge star with swords II class total 18 Serbs 4

    Karageorge star with swords III class total 198 Serbs 118

    Karageorge star with swords IV class total 1317 Serbs 1146

    Karageorge star with swords in gold total 1111 Serbs 1074

    Karageorge star with swords in silver total 2285 Serbs 1449

    Cheers

    *Vitezovi Karadjordjeve zvezde sa macevima (Knights of the Karageorge Star with Swords), Tomislav S. Vlahović

  2. I think this is the 2. model awarded between 1889 and 1903. Ribbon is appropriate.

    The Medal was originally instituted by the Reigning Prince Milan Obrenovich IV (later King Milan I). It's character was non-statal, as the Medal was in sole ingerence of the Monarch, and was administrated by the Office of the Marshal of the Court. The Medal consisted of four Classes (Gold Medal with Crown, Gold medal, Silver Medal with Crown and Silver Medal), and was worn suspended from the white ribbon with side stripes and the field between those side stripes filled with a ladder-style horizontal lines of blue (during the reign of the Obrenovich Dynasty) resp. red (during the Karageorgevich Dynasty reign) color. The Medal was conferred upon Royal Household staff for long and faithful service.

    The first model, used by King Petar I, had Royal House Coat-of-Arms in obverse.

    The Medal for the Royal Household staff during the reign of King Aleksandar I was changed in design at least twice. One model was used in period when Realm was officially named Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, another one when the Realm was renamed Kingdom of Yugoslavia (after 1929).

    Following the Assassination of the King in Marseilles, in 1934, the design of the Medal was again changed, and the Royal Effigy substituted with the Royal House Coat-of-Arms. Later, at least two new models were issued, both with the effigy of the boy-King Petar II.

    Text from royalfamily.org, link: http://www.royalfami...ry/medals16.htm

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