28 November 2007
A star of the Order of St. Anne with paste diamonds
The silver and silver-gilt eight pointed star set with paste diamonds enclosing a central medallion surmounted by an Imperial crown and centred by a red guilloché enamel cross within wide red guilloché band set with the motto of the Order Amantibus justiam, pietatem, fidem 'For Lovers of Justice, Pity and Fidelity', with a hinged pin on the reverse
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
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Initially, the insignia with diamonds was presented to both Russians and foreigners, but from 1874 onwards, only foreign dignitaries received it, and usually only during state visits.
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