|LS10||ORDER OF FEMININE MERIT|
|Ordre du Mérite Féminin
(Itsariyaphon Sati Suphaphon)
one class - established ???
|For:||meritorious deeds by women|
|Design:||round gold badge, 38mm across, with bow suspension ribbon|
|Obverse:||two gold feminine sitting figures (possibly being Rama and Sita from the Ramayana - in Lao, respectively Phra Lam and Nang Sida) on plain background, surrounded by a gold frieze of points and branched curlicues;|
|Ribbon:||33mm; brick red 33mm, tied in a bow sometimes with an elaborate gold clip to the suspension ribbon|
Two varieties have been seen, one flatter and all gold, the other more rounded with a silver background to the design. They both appear French made.
This order is uncommon.
10 variation with gold background
|silver background variety||gold background variety|