ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR First Empire 1802-1814
Knight's Star of the Order of the Legion of Honour, enamelled silver, tips pommé, centres gold.
4th type (circa 1813 to 1815). Blood-coloured scarlet moiré ribbon.
In the centre on the obverse, laurelled head of the Emperor on the right surrounded by the legend NAPOLéON EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH on a blue enamelled background. In the centre of the reverse, the imperial eagle surrounded by the legend HONOUR AND HERITAGE on a blue enamelled background. Articulated suspension crown surmounted by a crucigerous globe. Smooth ring. Hallmark on the link at 12 o'clock.
(19.22 g) 39.69 mm and 73.38 mm with the crown and ring.
Slight flashes of white and green enamel. Superb centres. Very beautiful.
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