of Grand Commander
of the Order of the Redeemer
Grand Commander of the Order of
Conferred upon Sir Robert
Baden-Powell in 1920
The Order of the Redeemer
or Saviour (Basilikon tagma toi soteros) was established by King Otto I
June 1,1833. Since 1863, the reverse carried the inscription
"Instituted in 1829 at Argos by the 4th Greek National
Assembly." The Order is awarded in five classes, the highest being
The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, describing "Hellenic Orders and
The Order of the
Redeemer (Saviour) is the first distinguished Hellenic Order.
It was established in
1829 and bears the name of the Redeemer in reminiscence of the fact that
the Greek nation was re-born thanks to the Lord’s divine assistance. The
Order was first conferred by King Otto in 1833.
The degrees of the
Order of the Redeemer are awarded to distinguished Greek citizens who
have defended the interests of our country in time of war or, who have
rendered highly exceptional social services in Greece or abroad. The
Order is also conferred upon eminent personalities who are not Greek
The obverse of the Star
and the Cross bears a portrait of the Redeemer in enamel with the legend
«IN YOUR RIGHT HAND, LORD, THE POWER AND THE GLORY».
The reverse of the
Cross bears the Greek cross with the legend «THE IVth NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
OF THE HELLENES AT ARGOS – 1829».
The Order consists of
five grades or classes.
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