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Johanniterorden of Sweden

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Colleagues, 

Is it known when the distinctive insignia of the order was instituted?

Was it in 1920 when the commandery was set up, or in 1946 when they seperated from the Bailiwick of Brandenburg?

Thank you for any information.

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Neither 1920 or 1946...

It was changed 1 jan 1947. The black international ribbon was added with white border stripes in order to be able to look diffrent then the ribbon for the Swedish Order of the North Star. And the Prussian eagels at the cross angels were exchanged for golden vases,

 

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Thank you for that much appreciated information Micke. Fint som snus.

January 1 1947 it is.

I had made the assumption previously that the change to the ribbon (as you explained) was done when the Swedes assumed "control" of the insignia of their order.

But, I had also assumed that the eagle replacement was an artistic interpretation of the "Vasa sheaves". 

Perhaps vases/Vasa is a translation issue? 

Thank you again for taking the time to reply! 

G.

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Yes its a translation thing....  :) 

The change to Vases :)  are possibly thought of as a gesture of reconciliation, because it was Gustav Vasa who repealed the order in Sweden.

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