Principality of Lippe-Detmold: House Order of the Honour Cross
Hausorden des Ehrenkreuzes
Ribbon: Red with yellow edges.
Instituted: 1869, revised 1890.
Grades: 5 (Honour Cross 1st Class, Honour Cross 2nd Class, Officer's Cross, Honour Cross 3rd Class and Honour Cross 4th Class). A Grand Cross could also be awarded. Awards were made with or without swords, while swords above the badge were used if the recipient had received a lower grade 'with swords' and then a higher one without.
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