Now you're mentioning it, he was really awarded with this
Put this Order of the Sacred Treasure in proper context
and tell me what you think.
Interesting. You say put it in proper context?
Well here in England it would be equivalent to an O.B.E.
For someone not of the royal family, not of foreign royalty, not of government ie: cabinet, not of military heirarchy above general. Then it's about as high an honour as you can get no?
Of course if you are into class structure you could say it's a lower one. If you're into the masses, the rest of the people then it's one of the highest.
That's how I read it.