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Orders, decorations, and medals of Sweden

Orders of Sweden constituting the Royal Order of Knights

The Orders, decorations, and medals of Sweden have a historical basis, reaching back to the 1606 founding of the extinct Jehova Order. The Royal Order of Knights of Sweden were only truly codified in the 18th century, with their formal foundation in 1748 by Frederick I of Sweden. Significant reforms in 1974 changed the conditions and criteria under which many orders and decorations could be awarded.[1]

Chart comparing Swedish medal size scale to millimeters scale

Contents

  • Orders 1
    • Royal Orders 1.1
    • Orders under the patronage of the King 1.2
  • Decorations and medals of the Royal Orders 2
  • Royal Medals presented by the King 3
  • Royal Medals presented by the Government 4
  • War decorations 5
  • Military medals 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8

Orders

Royal Orders

Orders under the patronage of the King

Decorations and medals of the Royal Orders

  • Seraphim Medal
  • Medal of the Sword
  • Royal Order of Vasa - Silvercross (Vasasign)
  • Medal of the Royal Order of the Polar Star - 8th size
  • Medal of the Royal Order of Vasa in Gold, 5th size
  • Medal of the Royal Order of Vasa in Silver, 5th size

Royal Medals presented by the King

Royal Medals presented by the Government

  • Illis Quorum [3]
  • Medal for Commendable Deeds
  • Medal for Civic Virtue
  • Medal for Diligent Reindeer Husbandry

War decorations

  • Royal Order of the Sword - Grand Cross - Knight 1st Class ( obsolete )
  • Royal Order of the Sword - Grand Cross - Knight ( obsolete )
  • Medal for Bravery in the Field, Gold ( Awarded only in time of war )
  • Medal for Bravery at Sea, Gold ( Awarded only in time of war )
  • Royal Order of the Sword War Cross in Gold ( Never Awarded )
  • Armed Forces Medal of Merit in gold with sword ( 2009 - ) ( Highest military award in peacetime )
  • Armed Forces Wound Medal, Gold ( only awarded posthumously )
  • Medal for Bravery in the Field, Silver ( Awarded only in time of war )
  • Medal for Bravery at Sea, Silver ( Awarded only in time of war )
  • Royal Order of the Sword War Cross in Silver ( Never Awarded )
  • Armed Forces Medal of Merit in silver with sword ( 2009 - )
  • Armed Forces Wound Medal, Silver
  • Royal Order of the Sword War Cross in bronze ( Never Awarded )

Military medals

  • Armed Forces Medal of Merit in gold with sword ( 1995 - 2009 )
  • Armed Forces Medal of Merit in gold ( 1995 - 2009 )
  • Armed Forces Medal of Merit in gold ( 2009 - )
  • Armed Forces Medal of Recompense in gold for international service with sword ( 1995 - 2009 )
  • Armed Forces Medal of Recompense in gold for international service ( 1995 - 2009 )
  • Armed Forces Medal of Merit in silver with sword ( 1995 - 2009 )
  • Armed Forces Medal of Merit in silver ( 1995 - 2009 )
  • Armed Forces Medal of Merit in silver ( 2009 - )
  • Armed Forces Medal for Conscript in silver (The Conscriptmedal)
  • Armed Forces Medal for Reservofficers in silver
  • Armed Forces Medal in bronze for International Service

See also

References

  1. ^ Orders, Swedish Royal Court, date accessed 2011-04-22.
  2. ^ Medals, Swedish Royal Court, date accessed 2011-04-24
  3. ^ Medals and Awards, Government of Sweden, 31 August 2010.
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