Kingdom of Belgium: Order of the African Star

Ordre de l'Etoile africaine
Orde van de Afrikaanse Ster

Ribbon: Pale blue with pale yellow central stripe.

Grand Cross Grand Officer Commander Officer Knight

Instituted: 30 December 1888 (as an order of the independent state of Congo, becoming a Belgian Order from 1908).
Discontinued: 30 June 1960 on Congo becoming independent, although it remains in the Order of Precedence.

Awarded: For services to the Congo and towards the furtherance of African civilisation.

Grades: 5 classes (Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight) and 3 medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

Type 1
1888-1951
Type 2
1951-1960
Collar Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Grand Cross: Badge Grand Cross: Badge, Obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Grand Cross: Star Grand Cross: Star, Obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Grand Officer Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Commander Commander, Obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Officer Officer, Obverse Officer, Reverse
Knight Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Gold Medal Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Silver Medal Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Bronze Medal Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
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Page last updated: 1 July 2014