|CM15||ROYAL ORDER OF SOWATHARA|
|Order Royal du Sowathara, Ordre Cambodgien du Merite Agricole, Ordre Cambodgien du Bonheur de la Terre
founded in three classes June 22, 1923, raised to five classes August 23, 1956
|For:||accomplishments in the fields of agriculture, and later the economy and public works|
|Design:||Obverse:||in the center of green enamel disk with the three towered hall of Angkor Vat in gold, a gold rim, and surrounded with four sets of five equal rays, slightly forked at the end, between them, respectively, shocks of corn, cotton, rice, and palm leaves; suspended by a representation of the Goddess of the Earth, twisting her hair;|
It could be bestowed under Royal Ordinance through the proposal of the Cambodian Ministers of the Palace, National Economy, Public Works, and Agriculture or earlier also by the proposal of the French Resident Superior.
Except for the sash and star, the Order of the Sowathara not infrequently appears on the market.
It has been revived by the current Kingdom.
|15/1||Grand Cross / Grand-Croix / (Moha Serivodho or Mohasereivadh)|
|Design:||star – as above, on a star of eight points of rounded rays, 100mm;|
|sash badge – as above 55mm across, with sash;|
|Ribbon:||sash 100mm apple green; service bar – with rosette and two gold wings|
An example is the Grand Cross presented about 1955 by Prince Sihanouk to Czechoslovakian Prime Minister William Siroky.
15/1 Sash and Badge
|15/2||Grand Officer / Grand-Officier / (Vorsenea)|
|Design:||star – as above, 100mm;|
|breast badge – as above, 40mm across, with rosette on suspension ribbon|
|Ribbon:||36mm; service bar - with rosette with one gold and one silver wing|
|15/3||Commander / Commandeur / (Thipden)|
|Design:||badge – as above, 55mm across, suspended from a cravat|
|Ribbon:||40mm; service bar - with rosette and silver wings|
|15/4||Officer / Officier / (Senea)|
|Design:||breast badge – as above, 40mm across, with rosette on suspension ribbon|
|Ribbon:||36mm; service bar - with rosette|
|15/5||Knight / Chevalier / (Assarutti)|
|Design:||breast badge – as above, 40mm across, with suspension ribbon|
|Ribbon:||36mm; service bar – without rosette|
Variations (Officier and Chevalier)
It has been known to have been manufactured by Chobillon in Paris, and some cruder versions appears as if they were manufactured locally.
|1.7 Current Type
||1.8 Current Type
Current Kingdom Types (re-instituted October 5, 1995)
15/3 Royal Order of Sowathara - Commander - Current Type
15/4 Royal Order of Sowathara - Officer - Current Type
15/5 Royal Order of Sowathara - Knight - Current Type