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1906 - 1937 (J. Tostrup - Haakon VII, 18K gold with standing lion on top of the crown)

1906: The Collar was introduced as a separate class. The name of the Order changed to "Den norske St. Olavs Orden" - The Norwegian Order of St. Olav.

1928: Foreigners awarded Commander Class 1 receives only the Star and not the cross (badge).

1935: The name of the Commander Class 1 formally changed to "Commander with Star"


1906 Grand Cross set

Low horizontal ring on back of top Lion.




This Grand Cross set comes from the Royal vaults in Iran. The Royal treasures have disappeared over time. Among others the Collar worn by the Shah on the above photo is reported to have been melted down for the gold value. Where-abouts on the Shah's Grand Cross is unknown. Several St Olav Orders have been issued to people of Iran. The one shown here is believed to have belonged to one of the Ministers or the Ambassador to Iran in Norway.It is not the same as seen on the photo of the Shah.


1906 Commander/Grand Cross Military badge

Low ring on back of top Lion.


1906 Commander/Grand Cross Military badge


Horizontal high ring on back of top Lion.


1906 Commander/Grand Cross badge


Low ring on back of top Lion.


1906 Commander/Grand Cross badge


Low horizontal ring on back of top Lion.


1906 Commander/Grand Cross badge


Vertical high ring on back of top Lion.


1906 Grand Cross Star



1906 Commander Star



1906 Commander Star



1906 Commander Star



1906 Commander Star



1906 Knight Military



1906 Knight



1906 Knight 2


The Knight 2 version in silver is quite difficult to get hold of. Not so many were awarded. This prime example was purchased in 2002. Vertical high ring on back of top Lion.


1906 Knight 2 Military with swords


The Knight 2 military version in silver with swords is very difficult to get hold of. Just a few were awarded. This example was purchased in 2003.


1906 Miniature Military


This 1906 Military Miniature was purchased in the 1970's. During my days at the University I carried this around my neck. Little did I know that this one day would be a part of my St Olav's order collection.


1906 Miniature Military



1906 Miniature



1906 Miniature



1906 Miniature



1906 Miniature



1906 Miniature


1906 Miniature Knight 2 Military



1906 Miniature Knight 2



Differences between the 1860 and 1882 Grand Cross Badges





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