Saxe-Ernestine House Order
Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden
Grand Cross sash with badge
Awarded by Saxe-Meiningen Saxe-Meiningen Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg Saxe-Altenburg (extinct 1991)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
TypeDynastic Order
RibbonPurple with narrow Green stripes on either side.
MottoFideliter Et Constanter
("Faithful and Steadfast")
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignsKonrad, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen
Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
GradesGrand Cross
Grand Officer
Grand Commander
Next (higher)None
Next (lower)None

The ribbon of the order

The Saxe-Ernestine House Order (German: Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden)[1] was an order of merit instituted by Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg, Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and Duke Bernhard II of Saxe-Meiningen on 25 December 1833 as a joint award of the Saxon duchies.[2]


At first, the Order consisted of five classes: Grand Cross, Commander's Cross with Star in First and Second Classes, and Knight's Cross in First and Second Classes. Awards were reserved for officers.

In 1864, a silver-gilt medal was added but subsequently suppressed in 1918, at the end of World War I.[3] Gold and silver medals were also associated with the Order.

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha revival (2006)

In 2006, the head of the former ducal family of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Andreas, created the "Ducal Saxe-Coburg-Gotha House Order" (Herzoglich Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha'sche Hausorden).[1] It is based on the old Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order.




  1. ^ a b Hausorden. Herzogliche Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
  2. ^ "Star of the Saxe-Ernestine Order". Royal Collection. 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order". Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d e Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier /p. 140
  5. ^ Staatshandbücher für das Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1890), "Herzogliche Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden" p. 45