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A 1950's Philippino Order of Kalantiao (Order of Kalantiaw)

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A 1950's Philippino Order of Kalantiao (Order of Kalantiaw)

A 1950's Philippino Order of Kalantiao (Order of Kalantiaw) - Commander: two-piece construction, sterling silver gilt and enamels, 50.8 mm x 76.5 mm inclusive of its wreath suspension, on a full-length tri-colour neck ribbon with clasp closure; and Breast Star: two-piece construction, sterling silver and enamels, marked "STERLING" on the reverse, 85 mm, horizontal pinback. The obverse of the Order illustrates an eight-rayed sun, with smaller rays between each of the eight rays, the centrepiece illustrating a downward pointing sword on which lays the balance of justice, with tablets on either side inscribed with the Roman Numerals I to X, representative of the Biblical Ten Commandments, while the reverse illustrates the coat-of-arms of the Philippines. Light contact and gilt wear, white enamel chipping on the two centrepiece tablets of the Commander Badge, flaw in the white enamelling on one ray of the Breast Star, better than very fine.Footnote: The Order was conferred on retiring Supreme Court justices and visiting international jurists. For retiring justices, this was a memorable “pabaon” for years of dedicated service. The last recipient of the Order of Kalantiaw was Chief Justice Andres Narvasa. In 2003, the order was dropped from the rolls pursuant to Executive Order 236 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, by “establishing the Honors Code of the Philippines, to create an order of precedence of honors conferred and for other purposes.”
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