Cossack Kleinody

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Zaporozhian Cossacks - Organization - Cossack Kleinody
... The most important items of the host were the Cossack Kleinody (always in plural related to Reichskleinodien) that consisted of valuable military distinctions ... Kleinody were awarded to Zaporizhian Cossacks by the Polish king Stefan Batory on August 20, 1576 to Bohdan Ruzhynsky, among which were khoruhva, bunchuk, bulawa, and a seal with a coat of arms on which ... The kleinody were assigned to hetman's assistants for safekeeping, thus there have appeared such ranks as khorunzhy (flag-bearer), bunchuzhny (staff-keeper) etc ...

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