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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ORDER OF HEROISM CAPITAN GENERAL SANTANA

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Hello Gentlemen I recently bought this beautifull and I believe rare Order of Dominican Republic : Military Order of Heroism Capitan General Santana.

It's from the information I gather about a 5 classes Order,from Special Class (highest) to 4th Class (lowest); (here is a 4th Class) that was created on 14 December 1954.

The Order bear the name of Pedro Santana first President of Dominican Republic in the XIX century.

It was awarded with different kind of ribbon (blue,red,white = distintivo azul,rojo o blanco) ,probabely following the same meaning than Cuba Order of Military Merit for various kind of merit (from enamel & ribbon colour you can say for which merit it was awarded).

It was manufactured by Antigua Vilardebo y Riera in Cuba (certainly before 1959).

http://www.protocolo...dominicana.html

http://marina.mil.do...rden-presencial

It seems this Order is still awarded by the Dominican Republic.

If anybody has a picture of different insignia of this Order he's most welcome to post it here.

For those who want to know more about Pedro Santana :

http://en.wikipedia....i/Pedro_Santana (in english)

http://fr.wikipedia....i/Pedro_Santana (en français)

Emmanuel

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Hi. I have a similar medal, only the ribbon is red, white and blue. It's in its original box and in good condition.

I live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and inherited the medal from my late father.

I agree with you, it's quite rare.

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Never seen it before I thought most of the decorations of that period had pictures of that charming man Trujillo.

Paul

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Order of Santana with original box Vilardebo y Riera. 

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The only Dominican order that I knew was the Orden al Merito de Duarte Vazquez y Mella , created in 1931 as Orden al Merito Juan Pablo Duarte and modified in 1954 as is known today 

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Hello Gentlemen,

This is a photo of a 1st Class (silver-gilt) of Order Capitan General Santana.

Some sources refer this Order as a 5 Classes Order, but one thing is sure, this Order is seldom seen. Since the post I did in 2011, I have seen the 1st Class in Santo Domingo, and I now know, a silver version exist (which make sense). But does it exist othesr classes, or does it exist a breast star ? A sash badge. I visited Santo Domingo in January 2015, no Museum that I was said were displaying Order. There was actually one very small, but interesting museum about the 1961 Coup against Trujilo, but very few medals were displayed Inside.

So, is the badge which the photo is shown here, a 1s Class, or a 3rd Class, it's still an open mystery.

Regards to All.

    Emmanuel

Dominican Republic Order Capitan General Santana 3rd Class.JPG

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