Barcelona: Order of the Dames of Tortosa or of the Hatchet

Orden de la Hacha

Ribbon: Unknown.

Instituted: c.1149 by Raymond Berengarius, Count of Barcelona.
It is believed to have died out with the original recipients.

Awarded: To ladies who had assisted in the defence of the town of Tortosa when it was attacked by the Moors.

Grades: Unknown.

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