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Badge and plaque

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55 889
Title:
Badge and plaque
Date: 
1833-1900
Medium: 
Steel, gold, enamel, silk; cardboard, leather, textile
Dimensions: 
Part (badge): 2 15/16 x 1 3/4 in. (7.5 x 4.4 cm) Part (breast star): 1 5/16 x 1 1/4 in. (3.3 x 3.2 cm) Case: 9 x 4 1/
Date End: 
1 900
Description: 
Gold and enamel badge of the Greek Order of the Redeemer with blue and white silk ribbon; crown from which hangs a white enamel cross encircled by a laurel wreath with a blue central medallion; obverse of badge contains an image of Christ on the central medallion holding up a raised finger, surrounded by a Greek inscription; reverse of badge bears a different Greek inscription. Eight-pointed cut steel breast star bears an image of Christ on the obverse.
Object Number: 
892
Gallery Label: 
The Greek Order of the Redeemer of Saviour (Basilikon tagma toi soteros) was established by King Otto I in 1833. Since 1863 the reverse has carried the inscription "Instituted in 1829 at Argos by the 4th Greek National Assembly." This order is awarded in five classes.
Date Begin: 
1833
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group