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eMedals-A 1860 Peruvian Order of the Sun; Grand Cross

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A 1860 Peruvian Order of the Sun; Grand Cross

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A 1860 Peruvian Order of the Sun; Grand Cross

A 1860 Peruvian Order of the Sun; Grand Cross Star -  in silver gilt and enamels, 76mm, cartouche maker marked "Lemaitre & Fils, Rue St. Honore 346, Paris", of very fine quality manufacture, nice old patina, extremely fine. French Firm Lemaitre had address on Rue St. Honore 346 until 1870, hence this star was made circa 1860-70. Very rare maker of this insignia. Footnote: The Order of the Sun (La Orden El Sol del Peru) is the highest award bestowed by the nation of Peru to commend notable civil and military merit. The award is the oldest civilian award in the Americas, first being established in 1821.
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