Medals, awards and orders of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

The following is a comprehensive list of the medals, awards and orders bestowed by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, both in the present-day and historically.

Sovereign Military Hospitalier Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta

First Class (Knights of Justice and Conventual Chaplains)

Venerable Bailiff Knights Grand Cross of Justice Professed of Solemn Vows
Knights Grand Cross of Justice Professed of Solemn Vows
Commanders of Justice Professed of Solemn Vows
Knights of Justice Professed of Solemn Vows
Knights Grand Cross of Justice Professed of Simple Vows
Knights admitted to the Novitiate
Conventual Chaplains Grand Cross Professed of Solemn Religious Vows
Conventual Chaplains Professed of Solemn Religious Vows
Conventual Chaplains Professed of Simple Religious Vows

Second Class (Knights and Dames in Obedience)

Bailiff Knights Grand Cross in Obedience
Knights and Dames Grand Cross in Obedience
Knights and Dames in Obedience
Donatus of Justice

Third Class - First Category (Knights and Dames of Honour and Devotion)

Bailiff Knights Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion with Profession Cross ad honorem
Bailiff Knights Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion
Knights and Dames Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion
Knights of Honours and Devotion owner of Commandery of Family Patronage
Knights and Dames of Honour and Devotion
Bailiff Knights Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion for Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Third Class - Second Category (Conventual Chaplains ad honorem)

Conventual Chaplians Grand Cross Cappellano ad honorem
Conventual Chaplains ad honorem

Third Class - Third Category (Knights and Dames of Grace and Devotion)

Knights Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion with Sash
Knights and Dames Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion
Knights and Dames of Grace and Devotion

Third Class - Fourth Category (Magistral Chaplains)

Magistral Chaplains

Third Class - Fifth Category (Knights and Dames of Magistral Grace)

Knights Grand Cross of Magistral Grace with Sash
Knights and Dames Grand Cross of Magistral Grace
Knights and Dames of Magistral Grace

Third Class - Sixth Category (Donatus of Devotion)

Donatus of Devotion I class
Donatus of Devotion II class
Donatus of Devotion III class

Order pro Merito Melitensi

Collar of the Order pro Merito Melitensi

Collar pro Merito Melitensi - Military Class
Collar pro Merito Melitensi - Civilian Class
(Single grade, usually reserved for Heads of State)

Cross of the Order pro Merito Melitensi

Military Class
Grand Cross with Swords pro Merito Melitensi – special class
Grand Cross with Swords pro Merito Melitensi
Grand Officer Cross with Swords pro Merito Melitensi
Commander Cross with Swords pro Merito Melitensi
Officer Cross with Swords pro Merito Melitensi
Cross with Swords pro Merito Melitensi
Civilian Class - Gentlemen
Grand Cross pro Merito Melitensi – special class
Grand Cross pro Merito Melitensi
Grand Officer Cross pro Merito Melitensi
Commander Cross pro Merito Melitensi
Officer Cross pro Merito Melitensi
Cross pro Merito Melitensi
Civilian Class - Ladies
  • Grand Cross pro Merito Melitensi - special class
  • Grand Cross pro Merito Melitensi
  • Cross pro Merito Melitensi with Badge
  • Cross pro Merito Melitensi with Crown
  • Cross pro Merito Melitensi with Shield
  • Cross pro Merito Melitensi
Ecclesiastical Class
Grand Cross pro Piis Meritis Melitensi
Cross pro Piis Meritis Melitensi

Medal of the Order pro Merito Melitensi

Old style (1920-1960)
Gold Medal pro Merito Melitensi
Silver Medal pro Merito Melitensi
Bronze Medal pro Merito Melitensi
Military Class
Gold Medal with Swords pro Merito Melitensi
Silver Medal with Swords pro Merito Melitensi
Bronze Medal with Swords pro Merito Melitensi
Civilian Class
Gold Medal pro Merito Melitensi
Silver Medal pro Merito Melitensi
Bronze Medal pro Merito Melitensi

Other medals

Silver Medal for the Calabria and Sicily earthquake (April 24th 1912)
Bronze Medal for the Calabria and Sicily earthquake (April 24th 1912)
Silver Medal for the Turkey War (April 24th 1912)
Bronze Medal for the Turkey War (April 24th 1912)
Merit Medal for assistance to the 1940-1945 War Veterans
Silver Medal for assistance to the Hungarian Refugees
Bronze Medal for assistance to the Hungarian Refugees
Medal for relief activities in Vietnam

Malteser International

Malteser International Medal of Merit in Gold
Malteser International Medal of Merit in Silver
Malteser International Medal of Merit in Bronze
Malteser International Medal of Commitment "St. Martin 2007"
Malteser International Service Medal

Emergency Corps of the Order of Malta

ECOM Medal for Kosovo 1999
ECOM for Rwanda 2002

Medal and awards of the Knights of Malta National Associations

Malteser Hospitaldienst Austria

Merit Medal in Gold
Merit Medal in Silver
Merit Medal in Bronze
Medal for the relief of the Kosovo refugees (1999)
Euro 2008 Medal in Gold
Euro 2008 Medal in Silver

Malteser in Deutschland - Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V. (Germany)

Memorial Medal for the Malteser Hilfsdienst 50th Anniversary Jubilee
Thanks and Gratitude Medal in Gold
Thanks and Gratitude Medal in Silver
Thanks and Gratitude Medal in Bronze

Order of Malta Irish Association and Ambulance Corps (Éire)

Merit Medal
Long Service Medal (10 years)
Long Service Medal (20 years)
War Service Medal (1916) of the St.John Ambulance Brigade

Associazione dei Cavalieri Italiani del Sovrano Ordine di Malta e Corpo Militare dell'Esercito dell'ACISMOM (Italy)

Medal for the Southern Italy earthquake (1980)
Medal for the Northern Italy Emergency (2000)
Medal for the Abruzzo earthquake (1999)
Memorial Medal of the Redemption Jubilee Pilgrimage (1933)
Merit Medal for assistance to the Holy Year pilgrims (1975)
Medal for the assistance to the Redemption Jubilee pilgrims (1983)
Medal for the assistance to the Redemption Jubilee pilgrims (2000)
Merit medals for the Lourdes Pilgrimages
Ribbon for the Malta Order Lourdes Pilgrimages 150th Anniversary
Pilgrimages Memorial Medal
Lourdes Pilgrimages Memorial Medal
Loreto Pilgrimages Memorial Medal
Memorial Medal for the second millennium from the birth of Saint Paul Apostle of the People (21 November 2009)
Honour Merit Badge of the Military Corps of the order of Malta, awarded in the Gold, Silver and Bronze classes.
Memorial Medal of the 1915-1918 War
Memorial Medal of the 1940-1945 War, awarded in the Silver Class for officers and Bronze Class for other ranks.
Memorial Medal for the operations in the former Yugoslavia (7 June 1996)
Long Service Cross for Managers and volunteer nurses (24 October 1941)
Long Service Cross for NCOs and other ranks (24 October 1941)

External links

  • The three Classes of the Knights of Malta - official website of the Order of Malta
  • Sovereign Military Order of Malta in the United Kingdom - Order pro Merito Melitensi
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