Orders, Decorations and Medals of Belgium

Links and Other References


Hendrik Meersschaert, for unbounded enthusiasm, help and support; and for many of the Belgian images from his own collection; also Paul Davis, François Dutil, Emmanuel Halleux, Patrick Van Hoorebeke, Sven Vik, Brandon Wiegand, and Yuri Yashnev, who have also been generous enough to share.

Grateful thanks to Bene Merenti, Dixon Noonan Webb, eMedals, La Galerie Numismatique, Morton & Eden, and Spinks, who have allowed the use of images from their catalogues.


The Belgian Royal Army Museum - Belgian National Orders - outstanding pictures!

Antonio Prieto Barrio - Ribbons of Belgium - Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4 - Page 5 - Page 6 - Page 7 - Page 8

Guy Deploige - Décoration Militaire/Militair Ereteken - comprehensive discussion of this particular award

David Devine - Rusty Knight's Place: Belgian Medals

Hendrik Meersschaert's Medal Corner

Jeremy Newman - Jeremy's Medals: Belgium

Ilya Repetski - World Awards: Belgium

Eric Semon - Décorations Belges

Bill Simpson - Bill's Belgium Medals - pictorial record of a fascinating collection. (Archived December 2012)

Johnny Vanhooren - Over Leeuwen en Lintjes

Sven Vik - World Orders and Medals: Belgium

Medalj.nu - Belgium

Wikipedia - List of the Orders, Decorations and Medals of Belgium

L'Univers des Médailles - a blog on Belgian medals, in French

Text References

Barac, B. (2009) Reference Catalogue Orders, Medals and Decorations of the World Part 1: Iron Book A-D, Obol, Zagreb.

Borné, A. (1982) Honneur au travail: Distinctions honorifiques pour les travailleurs 1830-1980, Brussels.

Borné, A.C. (1985) Distinctions honorifiques de la Belgique, 1830-1985 Brussels.

Cornet, R. (1982) Recueil des dispositions légales et réglementaires régissant les ordres nationaux belges. 2e Ed. N.pl., Brussels.

Emering, E.J. (2009) 'Belgian Medal for Missions Abroad' Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America' 60(3):38-39.

Hieronymussen, P. (1967) Orders, Medals and Decorations of Britain and Europe Blandford, London.

Van Hoorebeke, P. (2007) 175 Ans de l'Ordre de Léopold et les Ordres Nationaux Belges MRA Brussels.

Quinot, H. (1950) Recueil illustré des décorations belges et congolaises, 4e Edition. Hasselt.

Quinot, H. (1963) Recueil illustré des ordres de chevalerie et décorations belges de 1830 á 1963.

Ruokonen, A. (2012) The Spirit of the Lion: Orders of Belgium.

Stair Sainty, G. & Heydel-Mankoo, R. (Eds) (2006) World Orders of Knighthood and Merit Burke's Peerage and Gentry.

World Medals Index ODM of Belgium Text List Ribbons

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