Lot 218

VATICAN - ORDER OF THE GOLDEN SPUR
was founded on October 31, 1841 by Pope Gregory XVI.
in honour of Pope Sylvester who instituted the Order of the Golden Spur in 336.
Knight's Star in gold enamelled white and blue. Without ribbon.
Red original case gilded with irons, inside purple silk velvet and satin.
In the center, a radiant pastille representing the portrait of Saint-Sylvestre on an azure enamel background and surrounded by the legend SANCTVS.SILVESTER.PONT.MAX.
On the reverse, date MDCCCXLI on an azure enamel background and surrounded by the legend GREGORIUS.XVI.RESTITVIT. On the lower branch, gold spur.
(26.88 g) 51.45 mm and 69.15 mm with the suspension ring.
Superb.