|Saxe-Ernestine House Order|
|Awarded by Saxe-Meiningen Saxe-Altenburg (extinct 1991)|
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
|Ribbon||Purple with narrow Green stripes on either side.|
|Motto||Fideliter Et Constanter |
("Faithful and Steadfast")
|Sovereigns||Konrad, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen|
Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
The ribbon of the order
The Saxe-Ernestine House Order (German: Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden) 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.
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.
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha revival (2006)
In 2006, the head of the ducal family of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Andreas, created the "Ducal Saxe-Coburg-Gotha House Order" (Herzoglich Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha'sche Hausorden). It is based on the old Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order.
- Hausorden. Herzogliche Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
- "Star of the Saxe-Ernestine Order". Royal Collection. 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
- "Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order". The Aerodrome. 1997. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
- "Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order". Retrieved 11 June 2010.
- Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier /p. 140
- Staatshandbücher für das Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1890), "Herzogliche Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden" p. 45
- Media related to Saxe-Ernestine House Order at Wikimedia Commons
- House Orders - Website of the Ducal House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (in German)