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The Order of Solomon was established initially as a collar by Ras Tafari Makonnen in 1922 — whilst he was still Regent under Empress Zauditu — “to be awarded to foreign Kings who had the rank according to Emperor”. The Collar was originally envisaged by Emperor Haile Selassie, it is believed, as the highest rank of the Order of Solomon’s Seal, created by Emperor Yohannes IV in 1874, which was itself often referred to as “the Order of Solomon”, but became a separate order which was awarded…

Knight's cross of the Imperial Order of Our Lady of Guadalupe The National Order of Our Lady of Guadalupe was established by Emperor Agustín I of Mexico in 1821, following the dissolution of the First Mexican Empire, the order remained dormant until Antonio López de Santa Anna convinced Pope Pius IX to recognize it in 1854. In 1865, Emperor Maximiliano I renamed the order Imperial Order of Imperial Order of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Collar badge of The Order of the Most Holy Annunciation (Ordine della Santissima Annunziata) - "the pinnacle of the honours system in the Kingdom of Italy, which ceased to be a national order when the kingdom became a republic in 1946. Today, the order continues as a dynastic order under the jurisdiction of the Head of the House of Savoy, Victor Emmanuel, Prince of Naples, who is the order's hereditary Sovereign and Grand Master". Note the knot, known as love knot, or "Nodo Savoia"