Order of Saint Mark

Order of Saint Mark
Awarded by Doge and Senate of the Republic of Venice
Type Order of chivalry
Motto Pax tibi, Marce Evangelista meus
Awarded for military and civil services
Status Obsolete
Doge of Venice
Grades (w/ post-nominals) One

The Order of Saint Mark was the Order of Chivalry of the Republic of Venice. It was named in honour of Saint Mark the Evangelist.

Knights of the Order were dubbed with a sword, those unable to do so were given the award via letters patent. The order was conferred by the Doge and the Senate of Venice.

The collar of the Order was a gold chain, pendant from this on one side the emblem of St. Mark the Evangelist; a winged Lion passant holding in its sinister paw a drawn sword erect, and in his dexter paw an open book with the motto Pax tibi, Marce Evangelista meus. On the reverse of the pendant was a portrait of the reigning Doge of Venice, with St Mark delivering a standard unto him.


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