Instituted in 1877. Type I (1877-1932). In silver with red, green and blue enamels, Romanian eagle on the obverse centrepiece, cypher of Carol I on the reverse centrepiece, measuring 41.5 mm (w) x 61.5 mm (h) inclusive of its crown and laterally-pierced ball suspension, intact enamels,original ribbon, extremely fine.
Footnote: The Order of the Star of Romania is Romania’s highest civil Order and second highest State decoration after the defunct Order of Michael the Brave. It was originally awarded in six grades: Grand Cross with Collar, Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight