Orders and Awards

Award Constitutions: The constitutions define the purpose, precedence, insignia, and other details for all precedence-bearing Ansteorran awards and orders and Kingdom-level nonarmigerous awards. Maintained by the Special Documents deputies.

Award Texts: This document provides the wording for the formal documents that accompany the bestowal of an Ansteorran award or order. It also contains insignia information and black-and-white line drawings of badges for the awards. Maintained by the Special Documents deputies.

Sumptuary Law: Excerpt of Kingdom law regarding coronets and circlets

Insignia: The official Insignia webpage is home to an excellent article about Ansteorran insignia. An older insignia page is here; it is incomplete and out-of-date, but does have some sample images of existing insignia. The insignia deputy is the best person to contact with questions about proper creation of insignia. Donations of completed insignia should be made to the Crown or their Sable Scroll.

Kingdom Armory: This link shows the populace ensign (badge), as well as the correct emblazons (pictures) for the arms of the Kingdom and the King and Queen of Ansteorra.

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ImageNameReason GivenBadgeInsigniaCreated By
Award of the Sable FalconChivalric CombatNone*A cord braided sable and Or tied to a metal ring worn on the belt.Inman and Arrowyn I
Award of the Queen’s RapierRapier CombatNone*A cord braided Gules and Argent tied to a metal ring worn on the belt.Patrick and Julia I
Award of the King’s Archer of AnsteorraArcheryNone*A cord braided Sable and Vert tied to a metal ring worn on the belt.Mahdi and Valeria I
Award of the Golden Bridle of AnsteorraEquestrian ArtsNone*A cord braided vert argent and Or tied to a metal ring worn on the belt.Richard II and Gladwen I
Award of the Sable Flur of AnsteorraArts and SciencesNone*A cord braided Vert and Argent tied to a metal ring worn on the belt.Hrafn and Elizabeta II
Award of the Sable Sparrow of AnsteorraServiceNone*A cord braided sable Gules and Or tied to a metal ring worn on the belt.Hrafn and Elizabeta II
Award of the Golden Star of AnsteorraService to the CrownNone*A unique token chosen by the granting Crown, bearing their initials or other personal mark.Ulsted III and Ebergardis I
Award of the Rising Star of AnsteorraExceptional Endeavors by YouthBadge of the award worn as a medallion or pinMikael and Rebekka I
Award of the Aquila Aurea of AnsteorraYouth Martial Arts(Fieldless) On a mullet of five greater and
five lesser points sable an eagle’s head Or
Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pinLochlan III and Michelle I
Award of the Lilium Aureum of AnsteorraYouth Service(Fieldless) On a mullet of five greater and
five lesser points sable a fleur-de-lis Or
Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pinLochlan III and Michelle I
Award of the Lyra Aurea of AnsteorraYouth Martial Arts(Fieldless) On a mullet of five greater and
five lesser points sable a lyre Or.
Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pinLochlan III and Michelle I
Award of Amicitia of AnsteorraService by residents of foreign lands to the Kingdom of Ansteorra(Fieldless) On a mullet of five greater and
five lesser points sable a foi Or.
Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pinLochlan IV and Gwen III / Jason and Margherita II
* This award is not intended to have a badge.

ImageNameReason GivenBadgeInsigniaCreated by

Order of the White Scarf of AnsteorraRapier CombatSable, on a pale argent between two rapiers, guards to center, proper, in chief a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable.A white scarf worn about the left shoulder or above the left elbow.Simonn & Tessa as a Principality of Ansteorra order under Atenveldt’s Jonathan & Willow.
Made a kingdom order by Lloyd and Joselyn I. Redesignated: as nonarmigerous under Jason and Margherita II. The Order carries grant-level precedence for all members created prior to October 15, 2018, AS LIII. For members created after that date, the Order carries no precedence
Order of the Lions of Ansteorra
Defenders of the Dream
Exemplifying the ideals of the Society and serving as an inspiration to othersOr, a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable, overall a lion rampant argent.Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pinJonathan and Willow I
Order of the RoseThose who have served as Royal Consort(Tinctureless) A wreath of roses.In Ansteorra, by tradition, members of the Order may wear an Or cloak with a sable border, upon which lies a garland of roses OrSociety
NameReason GivenBadgeInsigniaCreated By
Award of ArmsPleasure of the CrownNone*None officially. Many crowns present new armigers with a metal circlet/fillet of ½” height or less. Such circlets are not currently reserved or restricted insignia.Society
Order of the Sable Garland of AnsteorraKnights and Masters of Arms who exemplify the ideals of Chivalry in the eyes of the CrownNone*A sable cloak with a border, Or, upon which lies a garland of mullets of five greater and five lesser points slipped and leaved sable.Mikael IV and Mikaela II
Award of the Sable Comet of AnsteorraService to an official branch of the SCA other than a Barony. “Branch” is defined in Corpora.(Fieldless) A comet headed of a mullet of five greater and five lesser points fesswise reversed sable.The badge worn as a medallion or pinSigmund II and Sieglinde II
Award of the Compass Rose of AnsteorraService to ChildrenPer chevron Or and gules, a compass rose sable.The badge worn as a medallion or pinMikael II and Rebekka II
Award of the Sable Thistle of AnsteorraArts & Sciences(Fieldless) A blue thistle sable, slipped and leaved Or. [Eryngium leavenworthii].The badge worn as a medallion or pinJonathan and Willow I
Award of the Sable Crane of AnsteorraServiceOr, a crane in its vigilance sable, armed, orbed, membered, crested and throated Or, fimbriated sable, bearing in its dexter claw a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable.The badge worn as a medallion or pinJonathan and Willow II
Award of the Sable Talon of AnsteorraMartial Endeavors(Fieldless) An eagle’s leg erased à la quise sable.The badge worn as a medallion or pinCreated by edict of Drake and Sibri as the “Award of the Optio of Legio Ansteorrae”, which was closed and replaced by the Talon under Ulsted and Cateau II.
Award of the King’s Gauntlet of AnsteorraService to the KingNone*A leather or cloth gauntlet bearing an Ansteorran star (a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable) and the granting king’s sigil/cypher.Jonathan and Willow I
Award of the Queen’s Glove of AnsteorraService to the QueenNone*A cloth or leather glove bearing the Queen’s Rose (a rose sable charged with another Or, thereon a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable) and the granting Queen’s sigil/cypher.Jonathan and Willow I
* This award is not intended to have a badge.
NameReason GivenBadgeInsigniaCreated by

Order of the Star of Merit of AnsteorraServiceArgent, on a fess Or fimbriated a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable.A ribbon Or edged sable charged with an Ansteorran star (a mullet of five greater
and five lesser points sable), worn above the left elbow or below the right knee.
Johnathan and Willow I

Order of the Iris of Merit of AnsteorraArts and SciencesOr, a mullet of five greater and five lesser points voided sable, surmounted by a
natural rainbow proper.
A ribbon tinctured in the spectrum of a natural rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green,
blue, violet) worn on the left shoulder
Johnathan and Willow I

Order of the Centurions of the Sable Star of AnsteorraChivalric CombatOn an eagle displayed wings inverted Or a mullet of five greater and five lesser points
sable.
A ribbon Or edged gules charged with an Ansteorran star (a mullet of five greater
and five lesser points) sable worn as a garter, and/or the badge of the order prominently
displayed on a red cloak.
Inman IV and Athena II


Order of the Arc d’Or of AnsteorraMissile WeaponrySable, on a fess argent a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable, overall two
bows addorsed Or.
A ribbon Or edged sable charged with an Ansteorran star (a mullet of five greater
and five lesser points sable), worn above the left elbow or below the right knee.
Aaron and Britta I as the Order of the Arcus Majoris. Changed by treaty with Trimaris to the Arc d’Or of Ansteorra by Ulsted and Cateau II.
Changed by treaty with Trimaris to include all missile weapons (not just archery) by Gabriel and Sonja I.
Order of the Golden Lance of AnsteorraEquestrianNoneA ribbon sable edged Or charged with a lance Or worn as a garter, and/or a pennon
bearing the badge of the order (once registered) displayed on a tournament lance
Miguel and Conal I

Order of the Blade of Merit of AnsteorraRapier CombatSable, on a pale gules fimbriated, a rapier inverted Or.A ribbon of five equal width stripes of sable, Or, gules, Or, and sable.Lochlan IV and Gwen III / Jason and Margherita II
* This award is not intended to have a badge.
Reason GivenBadgeInsigniaCreated by
Order of KnighthoodChivalric Combat(Fieldless) A white beltWhite belt and unadorned gold chainSociety
Order of Mastery of ArmsChivalric Combat(Fieldless) A white baldricWhite baldricSociety
Order of the LaurelArts & Sciences(Fieldless) a Laurel WreathLaurel wreath worn on the head and/or badge of the order worn as a medallion or pin. In Ansteorra, many members of the Order also wear a cloak that incorporates the badge.Society
Order of the PelicanService (Fieldless) a pelican in her piety Also: (Tinctureless) A pelican vulning itself. This means that the pelican can be shown without the nest and chicks.Cap of maintenance (chapeau) and/or badge of the order worn as a medallion or pin. The cap may be gules trimmed ermine or gules trimmed argent goutty de sang (red blood drops). In Ansteorra, many members of the Order also wear a cloak that incorporates the badge.Society
Order of DefenseRapier Combat(Tinctureless) Three rapiers in pall inverted tips crossedThe official insignia is a white livery collar. Most members of the Order wear a medallion bearing the badge of the order suspended from their collar. In Ansteorra, members of the Order also wear a white short cloak that incorporates the badge.Society
NameReason GivenInsigniaCreated By
Court BaronyPleasure of the CrownA flat-topped or engrailed coronet decorated with the arms, ensign, or other badges of the barony which they ruleSociety
Barony-in-fiefCurrent Territorial BarronageA flat-topped or engrailed coronet decorated with the arms, ensign, or other badges of the barony which they ruleSociety
ViscountyCompleting a reign as Sovereign or Consort of a Principalityhose with Viscounty rank are entitled to wear coronets that conform with the sumptuary laws of the Kingdom where the Viscounty was granted.Society
CountyCompleting a reign as Sovereign or Consort of a KingdomDukes and duchesses have the exclusive right to wear coronets with strawberry leaves (three strawberry leaves, one palewise and two fesswise, stems to the center).Society
DutchyCompleting two reigns as Sovereign or Consort of a KingdomCounts and Countesses have the exclusive right to wear coronets that are embattled or dovetailed on the top. Society
These have no badge
NameGroup BadgeInsigniaRetired Awards
Sodality of the Sentinels of the StargateStargateSable, two spears in saltire between two towers in fess argent.Badge of the order worn as a medallionOrder o/t Astral Clarion
Order o/t Misty Star
Order of the Oak of the SteppesSteppesOr, on a pale sable endorsed vert an oak leaf inverted Or.Badge of the order worn as a medallionOrder o/t Tread o/t Steppes
Order of the Firebrand of BjornsborgBjornsborg(Fieldless) A wooden torch bendwise sinister flammant proper.Badge of the order worn as a medallionUrsa Austrialis of Bjornsborg
Order o/t Cap and Bells of Bjornsborg
Order o/t Ursa Majoris of Bjornsborg
Order of the Silent Trumpet of BordermarchBordermarchNone*A baldric gules singly striped and tasseled azure, worn over the left shoulder.Order o/t Noble Heart
Order o/t the Keys of Bordermarch
Order of the Dreigiau BrynBryn GwladOr, a wyvern erect gules maintaining a halberd palewise sable, overall a triple-peaked mountain, issuant from base, vert.Badge of Order sewn on a ribbon sable triply striped argent.Order o/t Halberd of Bryn Gwlad
Order of the Heart of the Sable StormNamron(Fieldless) A pile wavy Or.Badge of the order worn as a medallionNone
Order des Cotes AnciennesEldern HillsArgent, a mountain of three peaks issuant from base gules.Badge of the order worn as a medallionnone
Order of the Raven’s WingsRaven’s Fort(Fieldless) A vol sable.Badge of the order worn as a medallionOrder o/t Raven
Order o/t Raven’s Heart
Order of the Azure Keystone of ElfseaElfsea(Fieldless) A keystone embattled on its upper edge azure charged with two bars wavy Or.Badge of the order worn as a medallionnone
Order of the Lanternarius of WiesenfeuerWiesenfeuer(Fieldless) On an annulet of flame sable an annulet Or.Badge of the order worn as a medallionnone
Order of the Serpent’s Toils of Loch SoilleirLoch Sollier(Fieldless) A sea-serpent in annulo head to chief and vorant of its own tail vert.Badge of the order worn as a medallionnone
Order of the Western Cross of BonwickeBonwickenonenoneKeepers of the Cross of Bonwicke
Order of the Lions Paw of KenmareNorthkeep(Fieldless) In chevron a tower sable sustained by two lion’s gambes erased Or.Badge of the order worn as a medallionnone
* This award is not intended to have a badge.

Ceremonial Honors

Ceremonial Honors hold no precedence

King’s Champion: selected at a tournament held on the day of Coronation.

Queen’s Champion: selected at a tournament held a few weeks after Coronation. Insignia: One (or three) Ansteorran Queen’s Roses (as described in the badge) pendant from a black velvet collar. Badge: a cup-hilted rapier inverted sable, overall a rose sable charge with another Or, thereon a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable.

Queen’s Blade of Honor: chosen by the Queen for contributions beyond the field of combat, including chivalry, grace, humility, and courtesy, and charged to continue to serve as an example of honor.

Royal Lancer of Ansteorra: selected in an equestrian competition, and charged to further the ideals of the equestrian arts.

The Royal Huntsman is chosen at a competition held each reign.

Premier Bard of Ansteorra:
Badge: Or a rose sable barbed vert charge with a rose Or barbed vert seeded sable within the frame of an Irish harp sable. Insignia: a cloak of many colors bearing the badge.

Kingdom Warlord: Badge: Or, mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable, a base embattled gules.

Kingdom Artisan

Guardian of the King’s Dream

Guardian of the Queens Hope


Recognition of Mundane/Modern Service – Sable Shield

The Sable Shield is not an award. It is a non-armigerous recognition. by the Crown of Ansteorra to recognize those who have mundanely served in the military allowing us to play our game. It is not currently registered within the Society and there are no plans to do so. The recognition was started by Miguel and Conel. Current and former service members are given a black escutcheon, sometimes stamped with the branch insignia. Those individuals who have received the recognition are members of a private Facebook group

* This award is not intended to have a badge.

Most of the graphics on this page were created by Mistress Gunnvör silfrahárr. Full-size SVG vector graphics for Gunnvör’s images can be downloaded here.

The graphics for the Queen’s Rose, Lyra Aurea, Lilium Aureum, Aquila Aurea, and Amicitia were created by Mistress Emma de Fetherstan. The graphic for the Order of the Arc d’Or was created by Mistress Sara Penrose. The graphic for the Order of Defense was taken from the LoI in OSCAR. The graphic for the Order of the Blade of Merit was created by HL Elena Wyth.