Order of St. George


  • Order instituted on 23 April 1839 by King Ernest Augustus I.
  • Order awarded to members of the royal family, foreign princes and nobles for special services to the kingdom.
  • The badge is an eight-pointed Maltese Cross, surmounted by a gold crown. The arms are covered in blue enamel with gold trim and balls on the tips of the cross. Between the arms are golden lions. A round medallion in the center and depicts St. George on horseback in a duel with a green dragon. The back has the cypher of the founder of the order EAR (Ernst August Rex).

Kingdom of Hanover