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    rdave
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    Hello All.

    Below is some information about this order, and some examples.

    five classes – established February 8, 1864; modified January 12, 1897, September 16, 1905, January 1, 1925, July 13, 1943, and September 9, 1948

    For: eminent services to the Kingdom
    Design:
    Obverse: blue enamel oval medallion with the arms of the Kingdom (goblet, horizontal sword, royal crown) in gold, encircled with a red enamel riband, and on an eight pointed star of faceted rays;
    Reverse: plain, except some early examples with the nameplate of the maker;
    Suspension: earliest version without suspension; later versions with a western style crown; in the version of the revived Kingdom, a Khmer style crown

    Ribbon: It was awarded with different ribbons by both the King of Cambodia and the President of France. It was awarded by the President of France under a decree of December 5, 1899 and until August 25, 1948 when it was returned to the exclusive control of the King of Cambodia.
    As awarded by the King of Cambodia: 37mm: green 5mm, red 27mm, green 5mm
    Earliest ribbons may be slightly larger and with an additional 1mm red edge.
    As awarded by the President of France: 37mm: orange yellow 5mm, white 27mm, orange yellow 5mm

    Rgds,
    Dave
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    #13574
    rdave
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    Commander Class

    Design: badge – with gold rays, usually either 58mm or 65mm across, suspended from a cravat
    Ribbon: 37mm; service bar – with rosette and silver wings
    cm01_royal_order_of_cambodia_cl3_ca_web.jpg

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    #13575
    rdave
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    Officer Class

    Design: breast badge – with gold rays, usually 45mm or 53mm across, with rosette on suspension ribbon
    Ribbon: 37mm; service bar – with rosette
    cm01_royal_order_of_cambodia_cl4_ca_web.jpg

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    rdave
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    Knight Class

    Design: breast badge – as above with silver rays, 45mm or 53mm across, with suspension ribbon
    Ribbon: 37mm; service bar – without rosette
    cm01_royal_order_of_cambodia_cl5_ca_web.jpg

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