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Hello Stefan,

This type of crown suspension dates from ca. 1950 and is still in use today. So, quite probably an early 1950's example although, contrary to regulations, unilingual pieces are still made today if the customer so desires ...

Cheers,

Hendrik

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Shouldn't the ribbon be blue with a central black stripe?

No, this is the correct ribbon for the Order of Leopold the first, which is usually just called the Order of Leopold.

The blue ribbon with black stripe is for the Order of Leopold the second.

Best regards

Jan

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Actually the "I" has nothing to do with Leopold I, as you can find them with nothing, the "I" as shown, or even a "II" on the back.

The Belgian Chivalry orders are:

Order of Leopold I

Order of the African Star

Royal Order of the Lion

Order of the crown

Order of leopold II

I believe I have them in order of precedence.

Hope this helps

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Actually the "I" has nothing to do with Leopold I, as you can find them with nothing, the "I" as shown, or even a "II" on the back.

The Belgian Chivalry orders are:

Order of Leopold I

Order of the African Star

Royal Order of the Lion

Order of the crown

Order of leopold II

I believe I have them in order of precedence.

Hello All,

The "I" on the reverse as well as the suspension type point to the above knight class of the Leopold Order having been manufactured by the firm of Wolfers in Brussels.

Laurence : that is the correct order of precedence :beer:

Cheers,

Hendrik

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