Item 1207 - Knight of the First Degree, Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Dutch Lion from the Netherlands

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ZA COM MR-T-1-3-1207


Knight of the First Degree, Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Dutch Lion from the Netherlands


  • 23 September 1996 (Creation)

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 19/12/11

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Certificate conferring the Knight of the First Degree, Knight Grand Cross, in the Order of the Dutch Lion, upon Mr Mandela, Netherlands

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White certificate housed in blue cylinder. Certificate has the image of the Order of the Dutch Lion medal and a large blue and orange ribbon near the top. Bottom centre of the certificate is stamped with the Coat of Arms of the Netherlands. Certificate text is in black, and in Dutch. Certificate reads:
Orde van
De Nederlandse Leeuw
Virtus Nobilitat
Hare Majesteit de Koningin
Grootmeester der Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw
Heeft Bij Haar Besluit van
23 September 1996 nr. 96004677
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Geboren te Qunu, Transkei, 18 Juli 1918
Benoemd tot
Ridder der Eerste Graad
Ridder Grootkruis
In de
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw
De Kanselier
der Nederlandse Orden,

English Translation:
The Dutch Lion
Virtus Nobilitat
Her Majesty the Queen
Grand Master of the Order of the Dutch Lion
If the Commission decided
23 September 1996 No. 96,004,677
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Born in Qunu, Transkei, July 18, 1918
Knight of the First Degree
Knight Grand Cross
In the
Order of the Dutch Lion
The Chancellor
Order of the Dutch,

A loose, white typewritten paper is included in the cyliner, requesting the award recipient to fill I ntheir information and return it to the Secretary of the Chancellery of the Netherlands Orders of Knighthood. Was not returned and it is possible that the medal was therefore never received.
Taken out of cylinder for preservation

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0477

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