Benin: Order of the Black Star

Ordre Etoile Noire du Bénin

Ribbon: Pale blue.

Instituted: 30 August 1892 by Toffa, King of Porto Novo.
Became a French Colonial Order on 10 May 1896.
Discontinued: 1963.

Awarded: To citizens of Dahomey and France, particularly members of the French armed forces, for services to Dahomey and in the area.

Grades: 5 (Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight).

Grand Cross: Badge Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Grand Cross: Star Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Grand Officer: Badge Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Grand Officer: Star Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Commander Commander, Obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Officer Sorry - no picture of obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Knight Knight, Obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
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