ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR First Empire 1802-1814
Enamelled Silver Knight Star of the Order of the Legion of Honour
NON-pommeté tips, golden centres.
3rd type (from 1 April 1808 to 1813). Model of the car.
On the obverse in the center, the Emperor's laurelled head on the left surrounded by the legend NAPOLEON EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH on a blue enamel background. In the center of the reverse, the imperial eagle surrounded by the legend HONOR AND HERITAGE on a blue enamelled background. Articulated suspension crown surmounted by a crucigerous globe. Grooved ring. Without ribbon. No punch.
(5,60 g) 23,24 mm and 47,28 mm with the crown and the ring.
Slight chips with white and green enamels.
Superb centres. Very beautiful.
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