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Royal Order of Spain, founded in 1808, knight's badge, gold star with five points delicately guilloched in red enamelled lozenge, the centres in two parts, on the obverse the uncrowned lion of León on a horizontally lined background, surrounded by the legend on a sky blue background "VIRTUTE . ET . FIDE", on the reverse the tower of Castile on a vertically lined background, gules, surrounded by the legend "JOS. NAP. HISP. ET IND. REX INS." (tiny chip in the legend), smooth ring, faded ribbon.
41 x 40 mm, weight: 15,45 g
France (Spain ?), between 1808 and 1813.
Joseph Napoleon king of Spain kept only the prestigious Golden Fleece from the old Spanish orders. He created an order of merit inspired by the one he had founded in Naples. Divided into three classes, he appointed only 1787 knights. After his departure, the holders of this order, mostly Spanish, ceased to wear the insignia and hastened to remove them, thus explaining why it is today the rarest of the imperial epic.
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Royal Order of Spain, founded in 1808, knight's badge, gold star with five points delicately guilloched in red enamelled lozenge, the centres in two parts, on the obverse the uncrowned lion of León on a horizontally lined background, surrounded by the legend on a sky blue background "VIRTUTE . ET . FIDE", on the reverse the tower of Castile on a vertically lined background, gules, surrounded by the legend "JOS. NAP. HISP. ET IND. REX INS." (tiny chip in the legend), smooth ring, faded ribbon.41 x 40 mm, weight: 15,45 gFrance (Spain ?), between 1808 and 1813.Joseph Napoleon king of Spain kept only the prestigious Golden Fleece from the old Spanish orders. He created an order of merit inspired by the one he had founded in Naples. Divided into three classes, he appointed only 1787 knights. After his departure, the holders of this order, mostly Spanish, ceased to wear the insignia and hastened to remove them, thus explaining why it is today the rarest of the imperial epic.TTB to SUP

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Location of the item : France - 75009 - paris

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